Saturday 20 August 2016

Summer Hols - Week 4: Lake District

Having spent 8 hours driving up on the Friday, we planned to fill our days with hikes, walks, photography and views - and that's exactly what we did.

Saturday saw us hiking to Bowder Stone and then we went to Honister Pass and visited the slate mines there.

 Stopping off at High Spout Waterfall on the way back.
Cassie's boots were hurting her, so her and I never made it to the top of Lattrig which is a shame, but Lee and Alex went on..
 Nicholas and Cassie were knackered!
 A good soak in our tub was in order to soothe tired legs!
 Sunday saw us all at Lowther Castle and Gardens

And also at Red Pitt, Kirkstone Pass
and finally Castlerigg Stone Circle.
I was amazed we all (mainly me) made it to the top of Catbells on Monday, but felt very proud afterwards!

 Aira Force was first on the list on Tuesday
 Alex did so enjoy the rock climbing bits!
We then all hoped aboard a Steamer and ventured down Ullswater from Glenridding to Pooley Bridge, where we found yet another tea rooms that offered refreshments and yummy cake!

Unfortunately on Wednesday, Alexander wasn't feeling too well and threw up a few times, so I stayed at the cottage with him and Cassie whilst Lee and Nicholas ventured off to Thirlmere for a hike around Derwent water.
After lunch Alex felt better so we drove over to see Ashness Bridge
 And then carried on to Surprise View.
Our last day on Thursday saw us hiking Post Knot
 AND Brant Fell.
 with a bit of tree climbing thrown in too.
We spent the afternoon at the National Trust's Wray Castle - getting into the spirit of things!

I have to admit that whilst I wasn't particularly looking forward to hiking around (laying by the pool is so much more my thing) all week, I quite enjoyed myself and the kids had a great time.

You never know, we may yet, go back again!

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