The Lakes is a part of the UK that I’ve been visiting ever since I was little. Just over an hour up the M6 lies beautiful countryside, vast lakes and small towns filled with cafes and pubs to explore. Truly a natural beauty in the North, Newby Bridge was the perfect escape for a recent few nights away.
Since the Frenchie joined our family 12 months ago, we were yet to take the plunge and enjoy a short staycation in the UK….so we soon fixed that with a long weekend in Newby Bridge. Located on the outskirts of the Lake District, it was the perfect base for a couple of nights of rest, relaxation and long dog walks!
During our weekend away we headed north to the top of the Lake District to visit Ambleside. A sleepy town located inland from the lake, filled with walking shops, pubs and cafes. The ideal pit stop on our first day for a full English!
Making our way along the winding roads, we ticked Bowness and Windermere off the list too. We first visited Bowness two years ago in the midst of a gorgeous summer. Returning in February meant we were greeted with rain and greyness, but the fresh air and space to breathe and think made it all worthwhile. It the was escape from reality and rules that we needed and Molly had a great time having the freedom to run and explore.
Heading to The Lakes shows that you don’t need a passport to get a break and it’s such a beautiful part of the UK. Some say it’s grim up North…well actually, it’s not. The Lake District is filled with beauty and mystery at every turn and we had a great time getting lost in the open fields and alongside Lake Windermere and Ambleside.
Why not get some inspo of where to visit in the North thanks to The Car People and their ‘It’s Not So Grim Up North’ project!
Now to plan our next trip…
*This post is collaboration with The Car People.