On the last day of September we managed a little trip up the Lakes to see the seasonal colours. The Lakes are so beautiful in autumn, you find yourself scarcely able to concentrate, just fixated on the
pretty colours and landscape. There is such a cosy feeling about being hugged in tight by the mountains and fells and seeing the little houses nestled among them with chimney smoke billowing upwards.
Rydal bound, with the fells dissolving in to the mist beyond the trees. It was raining heavily when we arrived, the hills shrouded in fog and Oscar complaining. Luckily there were branches to shelter under!
When the rain had stopped we spent some time milling around Rydal while the fog and mist cleared and water dripped from the trees. Oscar loved the wooden bridge, the beck rushing by underfoot.
Just as the rain stopped I managed to take this snap of the fog drenched hills and Rydal Hall peeking out behind the trees. It’s a beautiful place with such pretty gardens, I wrote about it here back in spring.
My favourite cosy autumn scene, a view from up near Rydal Hall, such a magical place with the little cabins and tea shop at either side! I love the autumn colours, it’s such a perfect place to chill out at this time of year, listen to the sound of the water, eat apple pie, find conkers and feel autumnal.
We headed down to Waterhead Pier, the sun beginning to break through, picking out the gorgeous colours in the backdrop. We sat and enjoyed our gingerbread by the shore, watching the ducks and dogs!
We spent the afternoon paddling by the autumn sunshine in Lake Windermere and Oscar had a game of finding stones to throw in. Eventually he got frustrated and began throwing gravel and sand, flinging bits all over his hair and clothes! There were so many beautiful silken gold and red leaves washed up on the shore.
We had the pushchair the whole time, I love that all of these places are accessible by wheel/pushchair and able to be enjoyed by all! Bus travel is so helpful, I definitely recommend purchasing an explorer ticket and looking up the stops on Google maps to know where to hop on and off.
I couldn’t believe it when we were reunited with the baby swans we found last spring, all grown up, they were huge! Swans are such mystical, otherworldly creatures, I can’t get over how beautiful they are.
I hope you enjoyed this different kind of post! After having our fill of gingerbread, we arrived home to cosy up and rest, settle in to some blog reading and holiday planning
sorting cars before tea. I can officially announce we are going to Barbados in December! I’m really nervous but so excited to spend my first almost Christmas away in a hot climate, pretty much pretending I’m a pirate.
PS if you’ve just been away/planning on jetting off go to Flight Delay claims if your flight is cancelled or delayed more than three hours (and if your flight is departing an EU airport or you’re flying with an EU based airline to an airport that is located in an EU member state). Mitch’s family managed to claim back nearly the whole cost of their holiday due to bad delays coming back from Egypt!