You might have read on my social media and over on this post, that I recently became an ambassador for Studio.co.uk. Every month, I’ll be creating some exciting content with them and this month, we are celebrating the Great Outdoors. There’s no better place to explore the Great Outdoors than The Lake District. One of my favourite places for a UK Staycation!
Last weekend, My Boyfriend and I headed over to The Lakes and our first port of call was Ullswater which after Lake Windemere is the second largest lake. I’ve not actually visited Ullswater before but the views were absolutely stunning and the perfect place to set up a picnic. Along the north side of the lake was plenty of places to park up and explore the lakeside.
We found the prettiest little-secluded spot alongside the lake and lay out our picnic set from Studio.co.uk. The Yellowstone Wicker Picnic Basket came with all the plates, cutlery and glasses that we needed for a delicious feast.
After we basically ate our body weight in food, we headed over to the Keswick area stopping off at the Castlerigg Stone Circle. I’m not really too sure about the history of the stone circle but it was a seriously popular destination for tourists as there were coaches all parked up around the area. If you’re in and around Keswick it’s worth checking out.
Keswick is one of the cutest market towns and probably one of my favourite places in The Lakes. I really wish we had spent longer in Keswick. It was such a lovely area around the Derwent Water where you could rent boats, play mini golf and there was even an open-air theatre. Next time we go back to the Lake District we will definitely have to explore Keswick even more!
Whilst in the Lakes we stayed at the beautiful Hipping Hall which is just South of the Lake District near Kirkby Longsdale. There will be a full review on my stay and their incredible 8-course taster menu coming very soon. Keep your eyes peeled for that one.
The first stop on our second day in The Lakes was Waterhead near Ambleside. We had decided to hire a boat to go out on Lake Windermere! In hindsight, hiring the boat from Windemere might have been a wiser decision as there’s a lot more to see in that area. To hire a self-drive boat it was £34 for an hour and even though we didn’t get too far and the weather was pretty poor, it was a lot of fun!
Just by the waterside was a little cafe selling choccy dip ice cream and I obviously couldn’t resist getting one. Chocolate dipped ice creams needs to be more of a thing! They are amazing! Unfortunately, the heavens opened whilst we were enjoying our choccy dip ice cream so we actually went and took refuge in Hayes Garden World which is the largest garden centre in the lakes and pretty much sold everything!
Our last stop was visiting Windermere-on-Bowness; Home to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. Another beautiful market town which I would have loved to explore more but the weather wasn’t on our side. We had a little wander around the shops and went to the Arts Bar & Grill for some amazing Nachos before calling it a day. It was such a shame that the weather was pretty damn horrendous but that’s the Great British outdoors for you! We will definitely be back to The Lake District soon. There’s so much to be explored and next time we might even conquer a big hike!
Have you been to The Lake District before?
*This post is in collaboration with Studio.co.uk as part of their Ambassador series.