It’s looking set for a bumper, fun packed and fabulous Bank Holiday to round of the summer in the South Lakes this weekend. Whether you’re into the arts, food, cruising, strolling or adventure then the South Lakes has it all and in abundance for four days.
Starting with cruises on Lake Windermere and this can be either a letting someone else do the work for you and a cruise up and down the lake via Windermere Lake Cruises or by hiring a rowing boat from the various providers from Bowness.
The Holker Producers Market at Holker Hall on Sunday is where foodies can stock up and enjoy along the way, Cumbrian and Lake District produce including chutney’s meats, breads and cakes.
To feel like you’re working a bit of that food off then pop up and have walk around Grasmere Sports after. What a setting and the chance to witness some of the counties finest fell runners in action and traditional Lakeland sports competitors along with again, great food, crafts and entertainment.
And if you just want to get out and do your own thing then nothing beats walking and the Ash Landing and Claife Heights walk as detailed via The Guardian here, http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2012/mar/28/top-10-walks-lake-district.
A central base is always handy and the Applegarth Villa Hotel & Restaurant in Windermere, complete with parking, fits the bill when visiting any of the events above. A few last minute rooms are available starting from £180 per room on a luxury bed & breakfast basis. Visit http://www.lakesapplegarth.co.uk/ for more details or call 015394 43206.