One thing that you Really Need when visiting Lakeland is a Good pair of Boots – Personally I always buy by boots at TEMPLE SPORTS or their sister shop CRAGHILLS BOOT STORE which are dependent Sports shops situated in Keswick, Cumbria.
They have a good range of fell boots in stock at very reasonable prices and their Customer Service is the Best that I have Ever come across.
Therefore I have No Hesitation of giving them the very best of recommendations
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If you are visiting West Cumbria and want to do some shopping Carlisle is probably your best bet. It has all the high street stores such as Debenhams, Next, House of Fraser. It is a short distance from Keswick and about an hours drive from Whitehaven. The main shopping area is pedestrainised with car parks within easy walking distance which is great as you don't have to cart your bags round with you all day!
There are plenty of resturants and bars for those who have had enough of shopping too.
You could even make a night of it as there are plenty of places to stop and the nightlife is meant to be lively - (i haven't been for a nightout yet, but going to the Races in July so will let you know then!)
I love Bushy Tail. This is where I stock up on herbal remedies, cleansers, etc... before returning to Morocco - and God knows that it's kept me feeling fit, clean, and filled a need to keep the scent of my office and home (in Fes) both interesting and energizing. They produce an extensive range of the finest herbal medicines, natural skin care, and aromatherapy products.
All the products are made by hand using 100% pure and natural ingredients. They source their herbs from certified organic growers in the UK and Europe.
They never use chemical preservatives, petroleum products, cheap fillers or anything else, which may cause harm to you and your family.
Based in the English Lake District, they work from an old mill, nestling amongst wooded hills. The river that once powered the wood turning machinery now provides hydro-electricity for the site.
To complement their herbal products, they stock a wide range of water purifiers, juicers, sprouters and healthy living books.
What to buy: Herbal Medicine
Tinctures, fluid extracts, formulae, herbal oils, creams and balms. Dried herbs and herbal teas.
Natural Skin Care
Moisturisers, cleansers and flower waters for all skin types.
Pure essential oils, base oils, massage oils and hydrosols.
100% natural, vitamin and mineral ‘green’ drink.
Juicers & Wheatgrass
Juicers and blenders for domestic and commercial use. Wheatgrass sprouters and growing kits.
Water distillers, water filters, reverse osmosis, shower and whole house filters.
What to pay: Most things (tinctures) are 8 pounds, juicers from 30 to 450 pounds, moisturizers 8 pounds... and more...
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