Wasdale and reduced camping…

Easter half term arrived and I had come up with a brilliant plan. We’re going to Berwick-Upon-Tweed next week but I fancied doing something else so we booked to go camping for 2 nights in Wasdale. I’d never been before but had heard about it’s brutal beauty and figured it can’t be that cold at…

High (and low) Dam…

Inspiration and got out. Inspiration comes from the strangest places. The inspiration to visit High Dam came from a customer in the bakery my Mum works in. There is an elderly chap who visits the Lake District regularly with his wife and has done for many years. Over the weeks and months that my Mum…

Priory Woods…

Conishead Priory is in Ulverston. Within the grounds of the Priory are some stunning woods leading down to the beach overlooking Morecambe Bay and across to Lancashire, and a Buddhist Temple. Parking is free and the Priory has granted access to the woods and beach to the general public. It’s a very peaceful place with…

A wander around Tarn Hows…

Where do you go when you fancy an easy walk that will entertain both the kids and the adults? Well, Tarn Hows is a good option. Managed by the National Trust, there is a car parking charge, toilets and even a van selling drinks. The walking route is a circular one around the tarn with…

Micro Adventure to Consiton

After a quick, chilly trip to Sizergh Castle, we headed over to Coniston for a wander and a stone throw. It was freezing but also lovely and quiet. We parked in our usual spot and walked the short distance to the waters edge. Straight away the kids were off to look for the best stones…

SNOW!!!

SNOW!!! We built a giant snowman, made snow angels and had a snowball fight…

Climbing and Brockhole…

By the time we reached the horses, the snow was falling heavily and after the problems we had had at Devoke water and getting the car stuck, Bob was eager to get back.

New years day walk: Devoke Water

Eventually we made it back safely, but it was definitely not the peaceful walk we were hoping for.

Like I said things don’t always go according the plan…

Tarn Hows…

We stripped their snow suits off and enjoyed the journey back home in their underwear with blankets wrapped around them…

Skelwith Bridge and Elterwater…

Today, the carefully prepared woolies bag got left behind so the kids ended up with spare socks for gloves (not for the first time) but they did the job.

Things to do in Cumbria this half term?

Wherever you are in the country, check out your local areas “What’s on” page for activities in your area.

If in doubt or organised fun isn’t your thing, put on your boots, grab your waterproof and get outside! Go for a walk, jump in puddles and kick some leaves!

We did it! Loughrigg Fell, Children in Need and a surprise from the Vulcan…

More walkers, cyclists and dogs passed and we made it to the end of the terrace.

That was the easy bit…

We stopped at the bottom of what had been described as “the steep start”. We watched more experienced walkers struggling on the steps, some of which had a 20 inch step up, and I started wondering what we had let ourselves in for.