We spent a couple of nights in the luxurious bell tent at Waterside House Campsite, just south of Pooley Bridge. We used the campsite as our base for our adventures, heading up to Angletarn Pikes on the first day and to Brotherswater on the second. Not to mention swimming in Ullswater, right outside our tent and playing in the campsite playground with a magnificent backdrop!
After camping on the shores of Ullswater, at Waterside House campsite, we were spoilt for choice with walks in the locality. After much deliberation we decided to go for Angle Tarn and Angletarn Pikes, on Martindale Common, with the hope of seeing some of the red deer.
Brotherswater, in Patterdale is a beautiful and quiet place to visit. You can do the short, 2.3 mile loop around the water, or if you have very young children, just the walk from the car park to the little beach for a picnic and paddle!
Today we did a 3 mile looped walk up and across Bethecar Moor, to Brock Barrow. This afforded us some beautiful scenery across Coniston Water and the fells beyond.
Today we caught the ferry from Bowness on Windermere across to Claife Heights. We took a go kart, scooter and a bike, plus three kids aged 3, 5 and 6.
Today’s walk to Stickle Tarn in Langdale was amazingly beautiful. It was also a hard slog up! Don’t be fooled in thinking this short (2 mile) walk is easy. You climb approximately 400 metres in altitude.
The views from the top of Walla Crag, at 379 metres (1243 feet), are simply stunning. And at this height, it’s another Wainwright Fell ticked off the list. Our 5 year old had no problems at all summiting this one, although it is steep in places. But it’s easy to navigate and not too far at 1.75 miles in total.
Today we did part of the Forestry Commission’s High Bowkerstead trail, south of Grizedale. The forests were alive today with so much to discover and explore. The foxgloves and thistles were making an appearance, along with hundreds of butterflies, slugs, beetles, spiders and ants!