Friday, 27 March 2015

A Kirby Lonsdale Day again.




Every so often friend W and I go over the Yorkshire Dales, through the Trough of Bowland and into the little town of Kirby Lonsdale to meet our friends P and D for lunch in Avanti, the Italian Restaurant there.

Because whichever way we go means going over the watershed of the Pennines, we never go over the Winter months, when the weather on the top can be altogether different from here.   So today was our first time this year.   The weather was beautiful.

Ingleborough, one of The Three Peaks, was snow topped and stood out brightly - usually it is cloud-covered but today there was a lovely view of it.

The Ribblehead viaduct on the Settle to Carlisle railway showed up marvellously - pity there was no steam train crossing as we passed.

Arriving in K L we made our way to Avanti where we had a delicious lunch - you will see a photograph of my choice - chicken, saute potatoes and green beans in a parmesan sauce and then, as always (after strolling through the town with our friends) we came home by a different route, through the little town of Sedbergh.   Approaching Sedbergh were the Howgill Fells, standing out in the sunlight.

We never tire of the journey - today the fields were full of very young lambs gambolling up and down, the sun shone, there was very little traffic and a good time was had by all.  Enjoy my photographs, all taken from a moving vehicle, so they may well be a little out of focus.

14 comments:

angryparsnip said...

Lovely !
I really enjoy when you take your trips to Kirby Lonsdale. The scenery is wonderful.
My first Scotty was named Kirby after the vacuum not Lonsdale. Because everything on the floor was hers.
Your lunch looks so good I really want to try it. And as you always say to me so different from what we eat.

cheers, parsnip

Sue said...

I remember the view of that viaduct so well. My step father used to drive from Bainbridge to Kendal just to buy his favourite sausages.

Heather said...

Wonderful photos of magnificent scenery. Your lunch looks pretty good too.

Rachel said...

We used to go to Kirby Lonsdale to an antique shop in the mids 1970s on long days out from Newcastle visiting antique/junk shops in the Dales in a Renault 6. Lovely photo of the viaduct.

Cloudia said...

Thank you for having us along. I particularly loved these photos showing the country, and yes, the rail viaduct!




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Joanne Noragon said...

When I was a child the north side of my home town connected to the south side over the very deep gorge by a bridge we called the viaduct. Years later I learned that's how the Romans moved their water into town. Great word, viaduct.

A Heron's View said...

Beautiful scenery Pat and not so unlike parts of Ireland or Scotland.

Helsie said...

Love it all. Must get back again on holiday.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

It looks like a wonderful day for an outing.

Cro Magnon said...

Send that Avanti waiter back to waiter school; he spilt your sauce.

thelma said...

The meal and the scenery look delicious, but I hope that sauce wasn't all butter

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

That's a pretty fierce looking snowy escarpment! Where is that?

Elizabeth said...

Especially lovely photos - particularly the top one!

Mac n' Janet said...

You're right the viaduct should have had a steam train crossing it. Your meal looked delicious. We're back to colder weather too, frost warning tonight. i need to mow my yard, but it's still too wet.