Love the lake district although we find it expensive. We know where to go and where to eat to make our money go around. Lovely hotels all around the area but not cheap. We like to have 3 or 4 breaks a year so cost is important for us. We picnic alot and stay self catering and really have a great time. So many walks to sit with a flask of coffee and cake and chat to passers by. From bowness take the ferry with car,bike or walk across lake windermere. Pass Beatrixs Potters home to Hawkshead. Very sweet place cafes and a few shops. We usually treat our self's to afternoon tea in the square next to the church. By car we then go up to Tarn How's a couple miles away. An easy and lovely walk around the tarn. As we normally stay at white cross bay holiday park we go back via Ambelside. If hungry we enjoy a good fish and chip tea there. If you have the money many nice restaurants too. Grasmere is another pretty village with cafe's and shops with walks around and above the lake, and of course the famous ginger bread shop by the church. Keswick is small but many lovely walks and scenery there. There are boat trips on the lake. Opposite windermere train station there is walk up a lane steep in parts up above windermere lake great views. Hungry we grab a meat and potato pie from Booths store side of train station. We have many more walks to tell you about but it will get to much. Mustn't forget crown carvery on lake at bowness where the boats are. A nice cavery and views for around £4.00. Traffic in season is bad and parking gets expensive, for us oldy s we can us bus pass and there is the mountain goat to get around? Enjoy this lovely area of the UK.
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