The Lake district has always been one of my favourite places to visit. I remember going many times during my childhood, spending summers camping with my family. I have just got back from a mid-week break, the scenery is even more spectacular in the autumn. We stayed in a cosy little cottage in the village of Coniston. The cottage was perfect, from it’s wooden beams, slate flooring and wood-burning fire to the views of the woodland from the window seats in the bedroom.I fell in love with the Herdwick sheep, that were around every corner. The famous author Beatrix potter absolutely loved these sheep and had a flock of her own. I loved that every single pub welcomed muddy wellies and furry friends, almost every pub we went into had a dog under each table! Of course I petted every single dog, I was in my element. One night the pub owner came out from behind the bar, with a giant tub of dog treats for all of the dogs, amazing.There are so many beautiful walks to do in the Lake District, we did a 4 hour walk from Coniston Village to Tarn Hows. We got really lucky with the weather and the hills were soaked in sunshine. We passed idyllic cottages, wild rams, and a waterfall before we reached the beautiful Tarn Hows. The view at the end was certainly worth the trek.After taking in the view we headed back to Coniston village, we stopped at the BlueBird Cafe by the lake for a well earned hot chocolate (with extra cream, marshmallows and a flake!) and cumberland sausage sandwich in a crusty bun.You can also see my giant slab of victoria sponge cake in the background there, sorry not sorry!It started getting a little late, so once our food had settled, we headed back to the cottage. On the way we passed some more of my favourite sheep. Seriously, just look at that face. What a cutie.Drizzly hat hair and super over-sized snuggly primark jumpers are a must in the Lake District don’t you know? We returned home a little damp, so…wellies off, wood-burner on! I bought some extra large marshmallows from Asda before we came. After the fire had died down a little so we didn’t smoke the entire cottage out we toasted these bad boys on the open fire. After a giant marshmallow or ten, we got ready for dinner and walked into the village to the local pub for tea and drinks.
I had such an amazing couple of days, it was lovely to get away and spend some time in such a beautiful place, fresh air, good food and good company, perfect.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed putting it together.