So, if you’ve ventured up to the Lake District and surrounds, but haven’t the foggiest how to spend you precious hours here when with a loved one – fear no more. Here are our suggestions for things to do in the Lake District and surround this Valentine’s Day…
The Lake District is renowned for its beauty, as a place of outstanding natural scenery, and some of the best Gingerbread you will ever taste. But aside from the breathtaking views and delicious treats, there is another thing the Lakes has gained a reputation for over the years: raining.
Picture this: it’s 7am, snow is gliding down outside, and you’re all bundled up in a cosy double bed on your getaway in the Lakes. There’s only a few days until Christmas and you’re full of festive spirit – but where do you celebrate? Are there activities nearby? Are some places more Christmassy than others?…
Having something to look forward to can be a great way to kick start the colder months. We often like being reminded that mulled wine is on the horizon, not to mention all the new coffee flavours at Starbucks.
Going to the Lake District and surrounds is an adventure on many people’s bucket lists – and often something, like any good holiday, that needs a fair bit of planning. When you take into account accessibility considerations too, it means that getting the balance right for a perfect holiday can be a little tricky.
Those familiar with Ullswater may be aware of a lovely stroll called the Ullswater Way. Although the full 20 miles is something I would always recommend to put on the bucket list and a must for any avid walker who is able, the walk can be divided into smaller legs with the help of the Ullswater ‘Steamers’. The boats stop at four piers (Glenridding, Pooley Bridge, Howtown, and Aira Force) allowing for walkers (and their dogs!) to see more of the lake without all the leg work.
We stayed at Tewitfield Marina – a purpose built hamlet just off the M6 in Lancashire to see what we could do in the local area that was dog-friendly and relax along the way.