The weekend 13-15 October was our trip to Grasmere in the Lake District with a drive out and visit to Lakeland Car Museum on the Saturday and Sunday lunch at the Yacht Club in Bowness where we were joined by members from the Lakeland Historic Car Club making a grand display of Astons and Classics. We finished off with a visit to the grand Windemere Motor Boat Racing Club. 

Standing in the heart of Grasmere, the historic Macdonald Swan Hotel is a former coaching inn and has played host to famous names, including the great William Wordsworth. Macdonald Swan Grasmere, Keswick Road, Grasmere, Cumbria LA22 9RF 

Tel: 0344 879 9120  www.MacdonaldHotels.co.uk/swan

Event summary

Friday 13th October

Meet in bar beforehand for dinner at 8pm. 

Saturday 14th October

Drive out. 

Visit to Lakeland Car Museum.

Meet in bar beforehand for dinner at 8pm.

Sunday 15th October

Lunch

Lunch at the Royal Windermere Yacht Club, Fallbarrow Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3DJ. RWYC entrance has double electric gates and is directly opposite Low Fold on Fallbarrow Road right next door to the Macdonald Old England Hotel so not quite where Google Maps below has it.

The plan was to mark out around 10 car spaces for Aston Martin Owners Club and 10 for LHCC historics (which comprise cars that are 25 years and older).  On the day cars were mixed up.  

Arrival 12.30pm for drinks and to view cars with sit down to eat at 1.30pm.  Buffet Lunch cost £14 with full bar available. .

Afterwards we visited the Windemere Motor Boat Racing Club who through legacy rights are still able to race their boats under certain conditions.

 

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