With the children almost about to start the new term and back at school it’s time for those who have been delaying their break or holiday until they have gone back to come out of the woodwork. September is often a busy time in the Lake District with the days still offering plenty of light and warmth still being produced by the sun, busy yes but far quieter than hugely busy July and August months.
And in particular the weekend of September 12th and 13th where there’s a couple of great yet very different activities to enjoy in Ambleside. Firstly over the full weekend is something for the green fingered amongst you, an Apple packed weekend at Hayes Garden World. Apple aficionado John from Stairway Trees will be passing on his expert knowledge of this very British fruit just in time for the UK apple season when they will be appearing on shelves and in gardens. He’ll be giving insights in to new as well as heritage varieties and showing examples of trees and an apple tasting session.
A very different activity is next but still as enjoyable and very current in terms of popularity, cycling. Sunday September 13 sees a GoSkyRide local ride starting from Ambleside and taking the new Grasmere Trail to Grasmere Village learning about the World Heritage Site bid whilst cycling along. The trail is a super way to enjoy road free cycling and at 10 miles is suitable for many and classed as one of GoSkyRide’s “Steady” routes. Booka place quickly and easily through the GoSkyRide website here.
Not booked anywhere to stay yet? Rothay Garth B&B in Ambleside has rooms available that weekend and is just 1 minute from the start of the bike ride at Ambleside C of E Primary School Vicarage Road LA22 9DH and just a 5-10 minute walk to Hayes Garden World for the apple extravaganza. Rooms start from £84 including breakfast and there’s private, off road parking.