I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day or great Bank holiday weekend! I had ben looking forward to our Lake District long weekend for months and it did not disappoint. We stayed on lake Windermere, the largest lake in England, for the bank holiday weekend. As Mark had been a handful of times before we planned a weekend of hikes, visits to adorable English villages, and delicious food.
We started Friday night with a dinner at Francine’s in downtown Windermere. On Saturday we hiked Old Man of Coniston, then visited the adorable town of Keswick, and finished with dinner and drinks at our hotel. On Sunday, we did the big hike up Helvellyn, the third-highest point both in England. We decided to take the most famous and most difficult route, the Striding Edge ascent which I later found out is called the “Scrambling Route”. Our delicious dinner at Hooked was a welcome end to the day.
With a few more blisters than we started with we took a boat tour of the lakes on Monday before heading back to London. Overall a wonderful trip even if it did take us nearly eight hours to get home last night. Take a look at some of my favorite shots from our Lake District long weekend in chronological order:
Overlooking Coniston from the top of the mountain
Sheep on a Cliff in the mountain
With Mark at the Summit of Old Man of Coniston
On the path down from the top of Old Man of Coniston
Delicious homemade Nutella ice cream in the town of Keswick
The 70 foot Aira Force waterfalll in Ullswater
Overlooking Glenridding and Ullswater Lake on the hike up the mountain
The Striding Edge Scrambling Route on Helvellyn
The Lake from the top of Helvellyn
Rose on the patio of our hotel, the Hillthwaite Windermere Boutique Hotel
Row Boats for Hire in Ambleside on Lake Windermere
The National Trust Bridge House, a 17th Century Home in Ambleside
British Flag on Windermere Lake Cruises steamer journey
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Would you be interested in a Lake District long weekend?