Tarn Hows

Tarn Hows

After our rather challenging Helvellyn hike the day before, we decided on a more sedate outing last Sunday. We were really keen to get out and see some of the Autumn colours, have a little wander and try to ease

Helvellyn 10 Mile Circular Route

Helvellyn 10 Mile Circular Route

Sometimes it’s good to push yourself out of your comfort zone. It might hurt at the time (or even 2 days later) but that feeling of achievement and of simply being alive makes it all worthwhile! Hence we decided, despite

Family Friendly Lake District Walks

Family Friendly Lake District Walks

The last time we went to the Lake District I was pregnant, so we’d been eager to return with Finn for ages. We finally managed to fit in a family camping trip last week and, despite the fact we couldn’t do

Review: Lanefoot Farm Campsite

Review: Lanefoot Farm Campsite

Our stay didn’t get off to the best start. After a long drive up, we arrived at Lanefoot Farm, only for there to be no record of our booking. I was already tired and grumpy and, as I had paid

Aira Force

Aira Force

We also squeezed in a visit to the impressive Aira Force while in the area. This 65ft waterfall is well worth a look. There’s an easy walk through serene woodland to reach the falls which is great for families. It also makes

Ullswater continued…

Ullswater continued…

We enjoyed a couple of lovely short walks around Ullswater and even managed to make good use of our National Trust membership at the same time! For our first outing we drove around to Patterdale and parked opposite The Patterdale

Review: Waterside House Campsite,Ullswater

Review: Waterside House Campsite,Ullswater

The first stop on our 10 day tour last summer was a long weekend in the Lake District. Last time we had camped at Great Langdale, so this year decided to explore a different area. After some thorough internet research

Review: Great Langdale Campsite

Review: Great Langdale Campsite

This camping weekend marked the debut of our new tent, the Hi-Gear Rock 4, and so was eagerly anticipated! (I’ll talk more about the tent when we’ve really tested it out-early indications are good). Great Langdale is a National Trust

The Lake District (24th-27th May 2013) Part 3

The Lake District (24th-27th May 2013) Part 3

Walk Three: Bluebells, Woodland and Lake Windermere For our final walk in The Lakes we fancied a change of scenery.  After a day of looking up at imposing craggy peaks, we headed down to Ambleside and surroundings for some lush

The Lake District (24th-27th May 2013) Part 2

The Lake District (24th-27th May 2013) Part 2

Walk Two: Cumbria Way We awoke early to glorious sunshine and a cooling breeze: perfect walking weather! After a fortifying bowl of porridge we headed out of the campsite and turned left towards The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. Resisting the