Some of the best destinations are those we never reach.
We pedaled south of Kendal on Wednesday toward Sizergh Castle, a tourist site with noteworthy English gardens. It was an excuse to get into the country, and when a local described Sizergh Castle as “just a manor house, really” and we contemplated the stiff cover charge, we continued on without much conviction. After about 7 rolling miles of cycle path and narrow country road, our pedaling slowed and we welcomed a sign to “Old Sizergh Farm” with an arrow up a side road. It
proved to be a large working dairy with a charming farm store, just the excuse we needed for a visit to the countryside.