My visit to Cumbria was full of memorable events, like half net fishing in the Solway, dining at Michelin star restaurant Lenclume, taking a steam train through the scenic Leven Valley and seeing the Olympic Torch arrive by boat at Lake Windemere! I was already blown away by the areas beauty and tranquility but then I was offered the chance to take to the skies with Roger Savage for a flying lesson in his gyrocopter and my love of the Lakes was taken to a new height!
I felt like a bird as we soared over the picturesque landscape at 120mph and I took great delight in waving to the ramblers below (walking is so last season). Surprisingly the take off and landing were very smooth, it was like nothing I’d ever experienced.
I have no doubt I’ll be back to see Roger again as I have certainly got the bug for gyrocopter flying. If you’d like to give it a go, you can contact Roger via his website.