Saturday, 11 March 2017

Weekend in the Lake District

Last month I had the chance to visit my friend Alice in Cumbria and of course I thought I'd share some of my many photos with you. I love the Lake District, it's a beautiful place and I had the chance to visit some places I'd never been before, despite the cold and rainy February weather I had a great time.

On our first day out we visited Tarn Hows, it was a great place to walk around with pretty views of the snow at the top of the hills and blue skies. I made friends with a couple of posing ducks as you can see below, and I particularly liked the trees with pennies in them. I find them so interesting and wonder who started it and for what reason.

We then stopped at Windermere for some lunch (we both had soup of the day) before heading on for our next adventure at Levens deer park. There are two separate sides to the deer park, divided by the river. We walked through the first half and didn't manage to spot too many deer, although there was a little family with its young which we spotted. Then we had quite an adventure crossing to the other side via country lanes, spotting some birds and sheep on our way. Then back through the deer park we managed to find a LOT of deer. That's where they were hiding!

After finishing the very muddy walk through the deer park, we called it a day for exploring and went out for tea and cocktails. The next day which was my last full day of visiting the lakes this time around, we started the day by heading to the Lakes Aquarium. I love places like this as I'm a big animal lover and this was more than an aquarium, there were also marmosets and otters and more.

After stopping for lunch at a cafe by the aquarium, we headed on to Fell Foot. It was only a short place to walk around but it was lovely. The views of the lake and the boats were great and Alice says it's a good place to visit in the summer too!

The last adventure of the weekend was a walk up Gummers How. I'm not quite use to walking these hills like Alice is so I was quite out of breath (which is an understatement) by the time we reached the top, but the view was worth it.

If you want to see some more photo's of the beautiful lakes, Alice also wrote a blog post about this weekend which you can find here.