Last week we popped up to the Lake District – only about a two hour drive from us in Manchester. We had a bit of a drama with the light board for the bike rack failing, Neil managed to do some excellent manly work by re-wiring it (not that we have gender specific tasks in this house…) and on the road we went.
The campsite was gorgeous, Low Wray campsite run by the National Trust, on the west bank of Lake Windermere – utter heaven, we decided to go all out and pay extra for a lakeside pitch and our own little piece of the shore.
The sun shone for three days straight – we canoed, cycled, walked and visited to our hearts content. On the Sunday we embarked on a cycle up Wrynose pass. We climbed 1,164m over 56km, so pretty short and sharp. I particularly enjoyed overtaking a guy with an Ironman tattoo – only to find out later that he was part of a triathlon, and had already cycled over Harknott Pass and Wrynose from the other direction, so my legs might have been a little fresher.
We finished the weekend off by visiting the Lakeland shop in Windermere – a gloriously huge Lakeland filled to the brim with every household solution you could possibly imagine, and many for situations you couldn’t! They also had a great tea shop…