The Lake District is a stunning part of England and it was a fantastic way to spend the Easter long weekend, which was mixed with adventure (cycling and hiking) as well as good food and drinks.
The 6 of us drove up on Friday morning from London. On the way, we had lunch at the stunning The Inn at Whitewell where I had the confit shoulder of lamb and apple crumble which was delicious. We stayed in Broughton In Furness at the bottom part of the Lake District. We stayed at Sykehouse Cottage which was well located for us, spacious, had all the amenities we needed and good value for money for the 3 nights we stayed.
The next day was spent doing a 30km cycle around the Lake District. It was really tough as there were many hills but still an enjoyable way to see the area. We had a quick scone break at The Bluebird Café by the lake in Coniston which hit the spot then continued our way to our lunch spot. We went to The Red Lion Inn, a small pub to refuel. We had some beer and I had pork ribs with chips.
In the evening, we headed to Holbeck Ghyll for a nice dinner out. The location had a great view of the lake and the food was great. It wasn’t cheap but it was nice to treat ourselves after a full day of cycling!
The next day was our day to conquer Scafell Pike – England’s tallest mountain at 987m. We were lucky to have great weather (relatively warm and sunny) for hiking as the day before was raining with low visibility. It took around 2 hours up and less than 1.5 hours down. Towards the top of the submit, there was a lot of snow which made the hike interesting.
In the evening, we had a Easter Sunday feast where Nikki made us bolognese and Davina made apple crumble which were both amazing! We were then playing drinking games and drinking til the early hours.
The Lake District is great for everyone of every age as there as so many activities to do around here. Check out http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/ for more information and to get some inspiration as well!