Last Thursday on a cold spring morning, I decided a trip to the Lakes would be a perfect idea. And apart from the sub- zero temperatures, I can conclude it was worth it.
My boyfriend and I decided to visit Lake Windermere, Englands longest Lake – which yearly has 1.48 million visitors!
We took the train up from Lancaster, which in total cost us £15.20 with a student railcard. We opted for the Lakes Day Ranger ticket, which covered costs of the train, bus and a free lake cruise! Once off the train we picked up some food supplies and got the bus down to Bowness Pier. This was the most touristy place we visited, and hosts a variety of shops, restaurants, bars and boat hire services. This is also where we got the boat from across to Ambleside, about a 20 minute journey across the Lake.
The views – despite the freezing cold weather – were spectacular. Rolling hills, sparkling water and small islands dotted across the Lake. We decided to sit on the open top of the boat, which I highly recommend for avid photo takers!
The boat cruise was one of my favourite parts of the day and I managed to take some pretty awesome photos.
The photo pictured above shows the small town of Ambleside, home also to a host of shops and cafes. We decided to grab a hot chocolate at one of the cafes right at the water front called Waterhead Coffee Shop. It was extremely quaint and I highly recommend the hot chocolate special!
There were also these really beautiful, individually named rowing boats, which when I next come up, I will definitely be taking out!
We decided to go on a walk around Ambleside and found a host of beautiful places.
Although Kieran wanted to go up that massive hill (seen behind the bridge), I had to decline so as to avoid an early death.
We then got a boat back over to Bowness Pier and decided to explore further down the Lake, before heading back to the train station and passing out on the train. All in all, an amazing day and I can’t wait to go back once the sun comes out!