Autumn in the Lakes – a value weekend
The Lake District is a lovely location all year round but exceptionally beautiful in Autumn as the leaves begin to change colour. To help bridge the gap from the long summer months until the winter break, we’ve sneaked in a little weekend in a great spot just outside of Ambleside.
Ambleside is in the very heart of the Lake District and a popular base for watersports, walking and climbing enthusiasts. Lying at the heart of the Lake District National Park at the head of Lake Windermere, the town nestles under a crown of fells. The central location makes it an ideal spot from which to tour the Lake District, its position at the gateway of the Langdale Valley is a major centre for walkers.
Many lovely walks can be taken from Ambleside, one not to be missed is the walk to Stockghyll Force, a beautiful waterfall set in woodland one mile to the east of the village. At Waterhead pier rowing boats can be hired, or you can take a trip on one of the launches which sail on Lake Windermere, stopping at Bowness-on- Windermere or journey the full length of the lake to Lakeside at the southern lakes.
Where we’re staying
Our accommodation is in the grounds of a country house, just a few miles outside of Ambleside in the South Lakes.
Things to do:
There’s something for all ! If you’re feeling particularly active, you really are spoiled for choice with all the lovely walks in this area. For those preferring more relaxing pursuits, the lovely Lake District towns of Ambleside, Grasmere and Bowness are all close at hand, with cream teas, lakeside views and attractions for children too.
This is a 3 night break from Friday 26th October to Monday 29th October 2012.
Located just on the outskirts of Ambleside, close to lovely market towns and with the fabulous backdrop of the south Lakes. The post code for sat navs is LA22 9LX
As this trip has shared rooms, this is suitable for families with children aged 4 and over.
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