Exploring the North – The Lake District | Ambleside & Windermere

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It’s that time of the month again where I share my little adventures with you.

We’ve just had a bank holiday weekend so my boyfriend and I decided to make the most of the gorgeous weather and head up to the Lake District.

This isn’t the first time I’ve been to the Lake District, but it’s the first time I’ve visited with a camera so lets just pretend it’s my first time OK.

We wanted to go for a walk around the villages and enjoy the weather instead of just driving through the Lakes like we normally do.

Ambleside was our first stop of the day. I originally thought we had never been there before, but I got mixed up and it terms out it’s the place we usually go… oops. We didn’t let that bother us though because we had never been up into the village before so  we left the lake behind us, parked the car and went for a walk.

The village is like something out of a book, so quiet and dainty but full of interesting cafes and shops. It was nice to get away from the tourist attractions going on by the lake and get into the heart of the community.

Baring in mind that it was a very warm day, I was in a dress and slowly starting to turn a shade of red I can only describe as tomato I was having a good time – for the most part.

We found our way to the White Lion Hotel and stopped for a well deserved Kopparberg and some food – which if I might add was amazing I couldn’t finish it.


Our journey didn’t stop there. After stuffing my face, downing my drink and being tempted to buy yet another ice cream, we got back in the car and drove down to Bowness-on-Windermere.

Being strangely organised for once my boyfriend actually had 2 camping chairs in his car so we dug them out and headed for the Lake – turns out we weren’t the only ones with this idea.

We found a patch for our chairs and just took in the view – which is amazing. The Lake District is so beautiful especially on a sunny day and it makes you realise how stunning parts of the UK can be.

It was a quiet yet eventful day with a dog which we thought was a stray attaching herself to us. Luckily her owner came and found her 30 minutes later before I tried convincing my boyfriend to let me keep her.

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It was the break we both needed after a stressful few weeks of job hunting, flat viewing and exam taking for me, and the second batch of ice cream made it all worth while.

I honestly love the Lake District, probably because it reminds me so much of Cornwall being near the water. We’ve only visited a few places though so there’s no doubt there will be another exploring the Lake District post from me at some point.

Have you ever visited the Lakes? Where have you been and where shall we visit next?

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  1. June 1, 2017 / 10:45 am

    My boyfriend and I visited the Lake District back in February and climbed the Via Ferrata Xtreme in Honister! It was amazing. I’m glad you had a good time xxx

    • June 1, 2017 / 10:48 am

      We’ve only been around the lakes but we want to go climbing soon. It’s so pretty there isn’t it

      • June 1, 2017 / 10:50 am

        Yeahh it’s stunning! You should go to Keswick and Conniston if you ever get the chance!

        • June 1, 2017 / 10:54 am

          I’ll add t to the list! We want to visit as much of the lakes as we can

  2. July 26, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    I’ll have to checkout the off the beaten track area of Ambleside as my experiences so far have been overwhelmed with crowds. I love Keswick, Derwentwater and Buttermere. I’ve recently written a blog on my last visit to Keswick.

    • July 26, 2017 / 7:21 pm

      We’ve only been to a few places but really want to go exploring properly soon

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