I landed in Edinburgh greeted with pouring rain and promptly ditched any ideas of seeing the city before heading to Penrith. My dad picked me up from the airport and we headed across Scotland end eventually over the border at Gretna Green.
The first few days were a little wet, but by the weekend things had improved a little so when my brother and his girlfriend arrived we thought that we would be able to head out to Windermere for the afternoon, only for it rain whenever we got off the bus.
The next day dawned bright and clear, so we were looking forward the views of Lake Windermere afforded by the Miller Howe hotel where we went for lunch. Sadly, by the time we got there low cloud and rain kept the lake hidden away.
After that the weather cleared up and I was able to take a wander along Hadrian’s wall and take a quick visit to the cursing stone in Carlisle; the cursing stone is interesting enough but they really should put up some explanation about it, otherwise it’s pretty meaningless.
After that I decamped to the YHA in Ambleside to meet my mother and take a walk in the hills. The weather had improved by then so no rain and I even resorted to shorts. Ambleside gave way to Castle Bolton and Castle Bolton gave way to Eye, and soon I’ll be on my way to London.
Food of the stay: Eat at the Miller Howe hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere it’s proof the English can cook, and it?s a lovely place even when it’s raining.
Rosko recommends: The lake district has something for everyone, just make sure you take a waterproof or umbrella.