Here’s a preview of what we have been up to for anyone staying in our Lake District cottages
There is nothing better than packing a picnic and heading down to the Lake for a paddle, a bonfire, a spot of tree climbing and perhaps a treasure trail. These photos are taken at Derwentwater and for the best morning sun go to the other side of the lake (drive through Portinscale village, park either near Hawes End or Catbells mountain and wander down to the lakeside – be aware that parking is limited though).
If you don’t want to drive to the other side of the lake, you could always take the launch which will take you from Keswick and drop you off at one of the jetties on the sunny side for you to find the perfect spot.
Watching Keswick launch
All you need to take with you is:
Food & drink
Matches & newspaper/firelighters
A picnic blanket (not essential)
Spare clothes just in case...
You don't need to take toys or books or anything like that. A treasure trail can be made by making arrows from sticks and piles of stones. You can make pretend cakes out of lake-weed. You can make jetties and harbours out of stones. You can squish the mud between bare toes.