Relaxing at White Cross Bay, the Lake District

To ensure that Dave – the one in the relationship who isn’t a walking enthusiast – was getting the most out of his break, he chose what we’d do for our third day in the Lake District. It came of no surprise to me that he wanted a day to relax at the White Cross Bay site.

We started the day with a fry up and a quick ‘essentials top-up’ trip to Asda. As soon as we returned, we were in the hot tub, enjoying a cuppa and making the most of a chilled day.

Not long after, we had another update from our missing New Year pals and again, it was bad news. Jodie was starting to recover but the illness had completely wiped her out, so she opted to miss another day. They were then going to make a final decision on whether to try and join us on New Year’s Eve. We really felt for Jodie and Carl, it was such a rubbish situation with poor timing. Although, we were very glad to hear that Jodie was on the mend, as that was all that mattered!

As I get serious cases of needing to explore, I had to have a nose about. I left Dave in the jacuzzi, grabbed my camera and trundled to the copse at the edge of White Cross Bay. Although small and unfortunately, didn’t lead to a waterside trail – which I’d been hoping for – I had great fun! The woodland was a brilliant place to snap away and experiment with my camera.

A walk along the woodland trail on the White Cross Bay Holiday Park. Photo taken during a New Year break to the Lake District. - Amy Tinson Photography A walk along the woodland trail on the White Cross Bay Holiday Park. Photo taken during a New Year break to the Lake District. - Amy Tinson Photography A walk along the woodland trail on the White Cross Bay Holiday Park. Photo taken during a New Year break to the Lake District. - Amy Tinson Photography A walk along the woodland trail on the White Cross Bay Holiday Park. Photo taken during a New Year break to the Lake District. - Amy Tinson Photography A walk along the woodland trail on the White Cross Bay Holiday Park. Photo taken during a New Year break to the Lake District. - Amy Tinson PhotographyA walk along the woodland trail on the White Cross Bay Holiday Park. Photo taken during a New Year break to the Lake District. - Amy Tinson Photography

As I ventured deeper in to the trees, I spotted three Treecreepers flitting in the canopies, as well as two Nuthatches. It was a good bird day!

Treecreeper spotted on a walk along the woodland trail on the White Cross Bay Holiday Park. Photo taken during a New Year break to the Lake District. - Amy Tinson Photography A walk along the woodland trail on the White Cross Bay Holiday Park. Photo taken during a New Year break to the Lake District. - Amy Tinson Photography A walk along the woodland trail on the White Cross Bay Holiday Park. Photo taken during a New Year break to the Lake District. - Amy Tinson Photography A walk along the woodland trail on the White Cross Bay Holiday Park. Photo taken during a New Year break to the Lake District. - Amy Tinson Photography A walk along the woodland trail on the White Cross Bay Holiday Park. Photo taken during a New Year break to the Lake District. - Amy Tinson Photography A walk along the woodland trail on the White Cross Bay Holiday Park. Photo taken during a New Year break to the Lake District. - Amy Tinson Photography A walk along the woodland trail on the White Cross Bay Holiday Park. Photo taken during a New Year break to the Lake District. - Amy Tinson Photography A walk along the woodland trail on the White Cross Bay Holiday Park. Photo taken during a New Year break to the Lake District. - Amy Tinson Photography A walk along the woodland trail on the White Cross Bay Holiday Park. Photo taken during a New Year break to the Lake District. - Amy Tinson Photography A walk along the woodland trail on the White Cross Bay Holiday Park. Photo taken during a New Year break to the Lake District. - Amy Tinson Photography A walk along the woodland trail on the White Cross Bay Holiday Park. Photo taken during a New Year break to the Lake District. - Amy Tinson Photography A walk along the woodland trail on the White Cross Bay Holiday Park. Photo taken during a New Year break to the Lake District. - Amy Tinson Photography A walk along the woodland trail on the White Cross Bay Holiday Park. Photo taken during a New Year break to the Lake District. - Amy Tinson Photography A walk along the woodland trail on the White Cross Bay Holiday Park. Photo taken during a New Year break to the Lake District. - Amy Tinson Photography A walk along the woodland trail on the White Cross Bay Holiday Park. Photo taken during a New Year break to the Lake District. - Amy Tinson Photography

Having exhausted the White Cross Bay’s little woodland trail, I headed back to the lodge for more hot tub time. This time, with prosecco – when can you, if not on holiday?!

Hot Tub at Windermere View Lodge at White Cross Bay, part of Lake District Lodge Holidays. Photos taken during a mini break to the Lake District, Cumbria, for New Year - Amy Tinson Photography Hot Tub at Windermere View Lodge at White Cross Bay, part of Lake District Lodge Holidays. Photos taken during a mini break to the Lake District, Cumbria, for New Year - Amy Tinson Photography

The rest of the day was very similar to our first night. We played games accompanied by wine and cheese, started Netflix’s ‘You‘, ate even more food and generally unwinded.

Wine, cheese & games at Windermere View Lodge at White Cross Bay, part of Lake District Lodge Holidays. Photos taken during a mini break to the Lake District, Cumbria, for New Year - Amy Tinson Photography Wine, cheese & games at Windermere View Lodge at White Cross Bay, part of Lake District Lodge Holidays. Photos taken during a mini break to the Lake District, Cumbria, for New Year - Amy Tinson Photography

It was another day well spent and White Cross Bay didn’t disappoint!

To see the photos from & read about our second day in the Lake District, a Lake Windermere trek, click here.

To see the photos from & read about our fourth day in the Lake District, a New Year’s Eve hike around Lake Buttermere, click here.

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