Great Strickland, Cumbria (England)

Great Strickland, in Cumbria, England, is a tranquil village surrounded by scenic countryside. Its notable features include St. Barnabas Church and a historic water mill, contributing to its rural charm.
Cycle routes passing Great Strickland
Weeks I stayed Great Strickland
Tue, 6. Jun 2023
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Crazy beautiful! With a lot of hills and the clear reminder that it’s always worth to go up the hill. For the views! Started with a super nice road. Down through mountains, no cars! Landed in Ingleton and they had, to my surprise, a great outdoor shop where I could buy. New sleeping mat. Lots of cave explorers here. Continued through empty uphill streets, met a bicyclists who celebrated his birthday on the road. The day started cloudy but turned into a sunny one. At the end of the day I found a little pub which hands down the best pie I ever had!

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Wed, 7. Jun 2023
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Beautiful views at the beginning of the day. Always hard to capture, but looked unreal. Nice and easy ride, until I got in an unpacked stretch where I passed a castle and herds of cows and sheep. I need to look more into the history of public foot paths and bridleways in England. For me right now, not so great. But being on foot, great. Landed in Carlisle. Big disappointment. I went to do some laundry, but nada. No single laundromat. The biggest attraction for me was the McVitie‘s factory. They produce my biggest source of energy. Hobnobs!

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Mood: happy :)