This is my second installment of our weekend away camping, read part one here. The next day and after we had packed up we set off on the road at 11am. No quick starts when there is no rush to leave! Within 2 minutes of driving off, I shouted at Dave to STOP the car. Look what I spotted:
My quest to find a sea of blue bells is complete! The Woods didn’t look open access so I took a few snaps and we drove off to our next destination.
It being the sunniest day of the year so far we didn’t really want to go walking exposed in the sun for too long, we aimed for some woods that we could see from the campsite. The O/S Map showed a few foot paths on it so we figured that it would do. We found a lay by parking space by the entrance to Yewbarrow Woods, had a quick snack and headed into the woods…
We did catch a glimpse of some more bluebells, but no carpet like before. We were glad that we opted for woodland, it was so warm and we had a good hike on, it could have been too much. There were lots of paths and options but we ended on heading up to see the views. You could see quite a lot of the South Lakes hills in the distance but I failed to get a picture for you.
Going up meant out of the trees though. I’d bought the Robot a lovely blue hat a couple of days before, so being a good Mummy this went on… and off… and on… and off…
and on… and off… and on… and off until we made it back into the woods on the other side. We really do need to alter the hat so that we don’t lose it. It’s a good excuse to get the sewing box out anyway!
Considering we were in the Lake District on a warm sunny day we saw nobody at all. You normally see the odd dog walker but to see nobody is pretty unusual. It was our special little walk. I think we’ll probably look to go back here one day as there is still lots to explore.
That isn’t the end of our fun packed do, oh no. We’d run out of food and drink and couldn’t face the full drive home. This is our excuse for stopping off at Haverthwaite Railway to have tea and cake anyway! A lovely little station where a steam engine goes back and forth to Lake Windermere all day. It’s a haven for a tourists but thankfully pretty quiet while we were there. The highlight of this though was not the delight of Dave getting to see a steam engine, but look, I got to hold an owl!!!
It’s not the best picture in the world, Mr Grumpy couldn’t quite grasp the concept of owl. They say never work with children and animals, I say never give your camera to a volunteer Owlist! That is the end of our weekend.