When the Friday finally rolled around, we got up bright and early to set off on the long journey, stopping for a full English breakfast en route. We arrived in Bowness-on-Windermere at 9am and decided to make the most of the morning by taking a boat trip to Ambleside, followed by a beautiful walk to see the Stock Ghyll Force Waterfall. We stopped for lunch at the Waterhead Coffee Shop, where I had the tastiest blueberry and cream scone and Dave had an equally tasty bacon and cheese melt, both accompanied by gorgeous lakeside views.
Mute SwanGreylag GooseNuthatchHouse SparrowBlack-headed Gull
We then headed over to Beckside Rest, which is a rustic-come-modern log cabin that overlooks a small stream, the Trout Beck. It’s nicely sized and well-equipped, including a TV and DVD player, über comfy double bed and great kitchen! It also has it’s own private Jacuzzi, which is perfect for relaxing in after a busy day. But for anyone who wouldn’t want to deal with the mad dash in the cold when exiting the hot tub, there’s also a luxurious whirlpool bath in the bathroom!
The area surrounding Limefitt Park is absolutely stunning and on the Saturday morning, we ventured out on a trek towards the ‘Troutbeck Tongue’; the views were breathtaking and the young lambs were adorable! To finish it off nicely, we enjoyed a glass of white wine and pint of Guinness at the pub on-site, The Haybarn Inn. It also does tasty food at a reasonable price, so dinner was had there too – heads up, the desserts are to die for!
Sunday was the only ‘bad weather day’, therefore we stayed in the cabin and after a supply run to Windermere, went between eating an epic indoor picnic, being cosy and watching films and hopping in and out of the Jacuzzi; it was bliss!
We had the best weekend and were very lucky to have mostly sunny weather; it was the perfect break.
I do wish we were back in the hot tub drinking a glass of bubbly right now though *sigh*…