Winter Walking in the Lakes

Lake District

What better way to spend a crisp, cold, winter weekend than a camping trip to the Lake District.  We took the motorhome off to Britain’s finest and most picturesque national park for a weekend of fell walking, eating, drinking and generally chilling out to get away from the monotony of working from home and the inevitable requests to join evening Zoom calls.

With only our dog Alan for company, we drove to the North Lakes and stayed at Scotgate campsite at Braithwaite village which sits in the valley between Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite.  The campsite was very clean, well run and has ample pitches both hardstanding and grass with and without electric hook-up.

From here we walked the Coledale Horseshoe which takes you past Force Crag Mine and offers spectacular views over the North Lakes and into Scotland as you climb higher up.  This walk allowed us to do both Robinson and Grisedale peaks in the same afternoon and fittingly brings you back to the Royal Oak pub on the outskirts of the village.  Unfortunately, this was closed due to the current Covid restrictions but we still managed to cook a lovely meal and share a bottle of wine in the motorhome.

I can’t recommend the Lakes enough for a weekend retreat or a family holiday.  There are so many places to visit and things to do which don’t involve an Xbox or PlayStation which is a double win in my opinion.

 

Steve.

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