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We're an active family, with a 4 and 6 year old, from Bowness on Windermere in the Lake District. This page follows some of our adventures into the fells, pubs and local areas

Buckstones Jump, Rydal

Buckstones Jump near Rydal has been on our list for a long time, and finally we made it there today!  What an awesome little spot!  It’s a short walk up from Rydal and offers a great little beach area, with stones on one side and grass on the other.  There’s waterfalls and pools to swim or paddle in and plenty of rocks to climb and explore.

Furness Abbey, Barrow-in-Furness

We found ourselves in Barrow-in-Furness, to the south of the Lake District, on a beautiful sunny afternoon.  We’d heard about Furness Abbey, but never visited.  What an amazing hidden gem! The place is amazing!  Huge ruins of the old abbey.  The children absolutely loved clambering over and through it.  They played games and we stayed for several hours, with our picnic.

Reston Scar, Staveley

Today’s walk took us to Reston Scar, which is just above Staveley village.  It’s a beautiful 2 mile circular loop walk, taking in Black Crag and Reston Scar.  With views out over Ings, Staveley and the mountains beyond. It finishes in Staveley village playground and / or the Eagle & Child pub!