After our brief stay in Scotland, it was time to head back south but this time along the western edge of England. The next phase of the trip would take us through the Lake Distrct and onto Manchester and Liverpool.
This was also where we had to deviate from the original plans from the trip. More on that in a bit, but the first stop was the Lake District (part of the plan).
The original plan after the Lake Distrct was to head to Yorkshire Dales National Park. Unfortunately we were forced to deviate from this plan because we got a flat tire along the way. It was along a stretch of road where there was a stone wall on the left side. One of the thing about roads, especially off the major highways, is that they can be narrow.
So with that happening, we managed to get road side assistance to change the flat tire to our spare. Then we changed plans to head straight to Manchester to get the tire fully replaced. One of the conditions of the spare tire was that we could not drive at highway speeds, so we took the scenic route to Manchester. This was an unexpected turn of events, but in the end we made it through to Manchester.
In keeping with the theme of scheduling a lot in one day, we were not staying the night in Liverpool. Instead, in preparation for the next day's major hike, we drove to Snowdonia National Park where we were staying at a hostel. Needless to say, we arrived there pretty late and tried to get to sleep as soon as possible.