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Road Trip through the Lake District

Hi everyone,

this Easter we decided to hit the road and head north towards the Lake District, one of the biggest National Parks in the UK. We took the train from London Euston towards Lancaster where we rented a car and continued our journey towards Windermere

 

This time of the year weather is key. On our arrival day we we're quite lucky and did several stops on our way to Windermere, enjoying the springlike sun.

On the second day we weren't quite as lucky. It was mostly grey and pouring rain was splashing agains the windscreen of our car. So we decided to focus our trip on destinations that can mostly be reached with the car. We took the road from Windermere towards Penrith via the Kirkstone Pass. Roads can become surprisingly steep, some passes climb up to 35%, definitely not recommended for bigger vehicles and weak breaks.

The third day started dry and the sky was looking promising so we started towards Ambleside. From there we we took the Wrynose Pass and Hardknott Pass towards Boot, which is also considered to be one of the most beautiful and stunning routes in the Lakeland.

On the last day we started early for boat tour on the Derwentwater Lake. Boats launch from Keswick every 30 minutes and offers a stunning view over lakes and mountains. A trip around the whole of the lake will take about 1 hour.

Back ashore, we had quite some time left before hour train would depart to London so we decided to take the way back via the valley of Buttermere

Conclusion after 4 days in the Lake District: We will definitely come back in Summer. Enjoy the rest of the photos.

Daytrip to Hastings

Hi,

another great weekend trip recommendation: Hastings. It's about an hour and a half from Charing Cross Station and cost approximately 30£., and Hastings Station is only minutes away from the beach. Additionally Hastings has a stunning scenery to offer: From the ruins of Hastings Castle you have an amazing view over the sea, on clear days you can see miles along the coast. 

 

In order to get to the caste you can either walk or take the cliff railway for 2.50£ (incl. return). The admission for the castle is 4.50£ and the view is quite nice. On the way back down the cliff you should make your way through the old town and stop for some lovely antique shops and some pasties in one of the cafes. 

Daytrip to Whitstable

This is gonna be a quick catch up on our latest trip to Whitstable. Whitstable is approximately 2 hours via Southeastern Trains from Kings Cross Station and tickets start at about 30£. The trail will drop you off only a short 5 minutes walk from the beach. 

Whitstable is a nice costal town with a relaxing promenade along the beach. There's usually a lively market around the harbour and the ton centre is quite picturesque with it's old buildings and romantic little shops. Fish and Chips at the beach is a definite must-do. Here are some pictures from the trip. Enjoy.