Our Trip to the Lake District

Last weekend we went to the Lake District for three nights – child free I might add! We were blessed with fantastic weather, a lovely place to stay and basically, just good times. We were staying in the hamlet of Troutbeck in the southern area of the Lake District. It is sort-of equidistant between Ambleside and Windemere so we had the perfect location and lots to do. My parents were watching the children and they must have been laughing – teenage me hated this kind of thing – frizzy hair and hiking – but now I really love it.

The longest walk that we did was in Ambleside, hiking Loughrigg Fell. It is a 6 miler and fairly steady. We wandered off course slightly so I think we walked for nearer 7 miles (or maybe it just felt like it)!



We had a few more local, and shorter walks, nearer to where we were staying, including a wander to the local church and a National Trust property. I don’t know what we would have done if it had poured down with rain! We seriously lucked out.

I really enjoyed a trip to Bowness-onWindemere. There was a lot to do and looked in all the cute little shops in the area. There was an amazing chocolate cafe called ChoccoBar where we went for lunch one of the days – it was amazing! The hubs got a pannini and I just had to try the brie, raspberry and nutella toastie. Yes, really. It was so tasty! We then shared a nutella waffle – good job we had been doing all the walking!

We also visited the World of Beatrix Potter, just a short walk from Lake Windemere, and it was really cute. I couldn’t help but think that the kids would have really loved it. We were only there for an hour really (after a long mooch in the gift shop) – you get through these things so much quicker when the kids aren’t there. I probably wouldn’t go again though, without the children at least.

selfie in a selfie

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World of Beatrix Potter

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trying to get creative with my DSLR

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just so stunning! This whole place is breathtaking

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I think my favourite thing that we did was hiring a boat out on Lake Windemere. Most places had stopped renting out boats / kayaks the day before we wanted to do it (typical) but we found one place that stays open for the winter. It was £30 for an hour on the lake with a motor boat and it was brilliant. The sun was shining, the lake was super quiet – it was just perfect! So relaxed. I want a boat and a lake house now please?!

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I would love to go back to the Lake District! It would be nice to go with the children but it was really relaxed this time just the hubs and I – just what we needed. Have you been to the Lake District? Where abouts did you stay?

Rebecca x

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  1. 9th November 2015 / 2:08 pm

    I love the lake district, it’s just so beautiful. We haven’t been since we’ve had our Son, but I loved the look of the Beatrix Potter house and really want to take him!
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    • Rebecca U
      9th November 2015 / 6:16 pm

      It was really cute – I wish we’d had the kids with us for that part x

  2. 9th November 2015 / 5:35 pm

    Oh I love the Lake District! I’m so jealous! You took some lovely photos! I hope I get to go back again soon, that waffle looks really yummy too! X
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    • Rebecca U
      9th November 2015 / 6:17 pm

      Thank you – we really lucked out with the weather! x

  3. 9th November 2015 / 8:32 pm

    I have hundreds of happy memories of The Lake District – we used to go regularly when I was a child. I had my first holiday with my partner (ex now sadly) there and I took my children to stay in Ambleside six years ago. Gorgeous photos. Kaz x

    • Rebecca U
      9th November 2015 / 9:13 pm

      Ambleside is lovely isn’t it? Glad you have happy memories of the area x

  4. 9th November 2015 / 8:50 pm

    We’ve only really visited the lakes to go to South Lakes Wild Animal Park, I’d love a weekend away with Dave though. Perfect for a bit of childfree time.

    • Rebecca U
      9th November 2015 / 9:12 pm

      ooh the animal park sounds good – will remember that for next time

  5. Polly Williams
    9th November 2015 / 10:01 pm

    Wow, I’ve never been to the Lake District. Your photos are gorgeous and how amazing does the Nutella, raspberry and Brie toast is sound!!! Yay to being baby free too xxx

    • Rebecca U
      9th November 2015 / 11:28 pm

      it was mega relaxing!! Need to do it more often 😉

  6. 9th November 2015 / 11:19 pm

    Oh how lovely, I adore the Lake District especially out of season. I like to go when it’s relatively warm so that we can swim in the lakes but it’s great to go outside of school holidays. I think we’ll take our children to Beatrix Potter when we’re on our way to Scotland next year, I think they’d love it. Your photos are just beautiful, they make me want to go open water swimming!x

    • Rebecca U
      9th November 2015 / 11:29 pm

      open water swimming would be amazing there in summer – good suggestion!

  7. Jemma
    10th November 2015 / 5:53 am

    The Lake District really is beautiful. It looks like you had a fab time!

    • Rebecca U
      10th November 2015 / 1:55 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Jemma – had a fab time

  8. 10th November 2015 / 7:58 am

    Wow! What a stunning trip. I’d love to have some baby free time away somewhere. Heaven!

    • Rebecca U
      10th November 2015 / 1:55 pm

      we were very lucky – doesn’t happen often does it?! x

  9. kim neville
    10th November 2015 / 10:05 am

    Have not been to the Lake District for a long time. You were lucky to have the chance to go away as a couple and enjoy the sights too

    • Rebecca U
      10th November 2015 / 1:56 pm

      Thanks Kim – very lucky – the cottage to stay in and the weather!

  10. 10th November 2015 / 11:13 am

    What a lovely time away! The Lake District is stunning and you have really managed to capture its beauty in your photos. And it is lovely that you and hubby got to spend sometime on your own. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    • Rebecca U
      10th November 2015 / 1:56 pm

      Thank you – I’m trying to improve my photography. Scenes are easier to capture than moving children haha xx

  11. Nicola
    10th November 2015 / 2:02 pm

    I live about 20 minutes from the Lake District, which is lovely! I adore it there! Looks like you had a wonderful time.

  12. 10th November 2015 / 4:46 pm

    Such beautiful pictures of your little getaway. I especially like the selfie within a selfie that is pretty cool! xx #pointshoot

  13. 10th November 2015 / 5:56 pm

    It looks perfect, what beautiful weather! I’ve always wanted to go to the Lake District. That Nutella waffle looks amazing!x

  14. 11th November 2015 / 9:49 pm

    Ah I am so glad you got some time away with hubs! I think I have passed through the Lake District but I have never stayed there. Sounds awesome. Thanks for linking up to #PointShoot x

  15. 16th November 2015 / 12:50 pm

    I Love Love Love your landscape photos! They are mesmerising! Especially, the one where you do the “trying to get creative with my DSLR”. It’s amazing! Well done! Looks like you had a fabulous time. #pointshoot

    • 16th November 2015 / 3:10 pm

      thank you so much, I really appreciate your comment. I’m trying to learn more about my camera so heopefully its working x

  16. 21st November 2015 / 3:57 pm

    Lovely photos :) I’m a little behind you and only now writing my blog post about the weekend!
    We didn’t go out walking as we had Aria with us, it was the perfect excuse to do not a lot!
    I loved the Beatrix Potter museum :)

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