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The Lake District // Coniston, Mountains & Waterfalls

21 Jul 2016

The Lake District is somewhere I've only ever been to briefly, and pretty much all I remember is driving crazily slowly past Wordsworth's house while my brother and I were sat in the back of the car ripping each other's hair out. Good times.

This year, we decided to give it another go and I won't lie to you, I wasn't keen on the idea. You see, I'd already put all my eggs in one holiday basket and was rooting for Devon and only Devon. The great thing about Devon is that it's less than three hours away. The bad thing about Devon is that it's about seven hours from my brother, who works up North. So a compromise was found and I set off in search of a nice little place in the lakes. We came across Coniston which seemed to have the combination of being right on the water, surrounded by mountains but also a town with actual people and restaurants and shops (albeit very few).

I would also like to give a big shout out to the UK for its awful weather, leaving us with a solid 4/7 days of rain. That being said, everyone knows that The Lakes attract rain and it's all just part of the fun, right? Vaguely right. It wasn't too bad and aside from having seriously poor vision on top of this super strenuous mountain we climbed, we made the most of it.

Here go the photos...

This is a picture of where we found a little tarn halfway up the mountain. Pretty cool, eh?

Team Fam heading up Old Man Coniston.

Along with the mountain, we also had completely un-strenuous and super relaxing days and explored the areas directly around Coniston...

And along with walks around Coniston we also searched for the best cafés and pubs which happened to include the Giggling Goose, an adorable little café next to the river in Ambleside. They did a smashing Carrot Cake and Saffy got some dog biscuits in a mini sundae glass. Fantastic.

I'm actually off to Slovenia and Austria on Saturday, so I will have had a mere one week's break in between The Lake District and my next holiday, but who the heck would complain about that? 

Have any of you been to The Lake District? Coniston is great, but are there any places that are your personal favourites?
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