Long weekend in the Lakes

Spending a long weekend walking around Keswick in Lake District – this is Ashness Bridge, very picturesque.

Weather is pretty decent for walking if not for photography. There have been a few light showers here and there since we arrived on Friday lunchtime but not as bad as the forecast said. However it’s cloudy and the peaks are very windy, I had this marvellous plan to walk across several yesterday between Buttermere and Keswick but turned away when we got to the summit of the first, Whiteless Pike. A few other walkers, who looked way more experienced than us also turned back. It got too windy to really stop and admire the view at the top too. We caught the bus back towards Keswick and climbed up Cat Bells instead.

View of Keswick and Skiddaw Little Man in the back from Catbells. Skiddaw itself has been covered in clouds for the past couple of days.

What I really love about Lake District is the sheer variety of landscape and nature, every walk brings some new surprise. On Friday, we came across some truly fabulous waterfalls on High Lodore – we encountered hardly a soul too and yesterday, the views from Whiteless Breast and Whiteless Pike were totally breathtaking, also lots of lovely wild flowers and ferns everywhere.

So, no baking this weekend but I’ve used some leftovers – bridge rolls I made for the Jubilee weekend provided sustenance on the journey up while banana bran cake (leftover from muffin mix) has been brilliant to take with us on walks.


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