Lake District over the Easter Long Weekend

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.

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Lamb
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Apple crumble
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Our cottage for 3 nights

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.

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Anni, Davina & I
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At Lake Coniston
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Scones
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Pork ribs

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!

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At Holbeck Ghyll
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Views from the restaurant
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Dumplings with rabbit
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Scallop
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Chicken liver mousse
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Braised beef
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Seabass
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Dessert
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Dessert
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The girls
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Champagne by the fire

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.

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The trail and views
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Beautiful lake views
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Nikki & I
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Some of the scenery on the way up
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Near the top
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A lot of snow!
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On top of the submit of Scafell Pike
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Beautiful lakes around the Lake District
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Celebrating our finish with prosecco
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The girls at the lake near the start of Scafell Pike

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.

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Bolognese, beans and wine
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Apple crumble

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!

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