A rainy weekend in Lake District, England

For the first time in 2017, we went on a trip with Ankita & Shane Barb & Bert from 22 Nelson Street. We had grand plans of a "spring is here" weekend in the Lake District (which we think is the most picturesque place in England). However the weather dampened our hopes, literally! Only in the last 3 hours … Continue reading A rainy weekend in Lake District, England

Day 3: See the real Lake District by Bus in 1 day

The NW Explorer ticket offered by Stagecoach (shown below) is the most powerful bus day-ticket we have ever seen for the sheer coverage it provides. Below is the map of the UK with the blue lines representing a broad coverage of the NW explorer ticket. This single ticket covers 10% of the country including the entirety … Continue reading Day 3: See the real Lake District by Bus in 1 day

Lake District National Park, England

Best time to visit: British summer but we have a feeling it'll look great in fall. Top tip: Don't make Bowness the focal point of your Lake District trip. The park is spread out across a large geographic area & it gets more scenic the farther you travel from Bowness. Reasons to visit Amazing verdant landscapes: … Continue reading Lake District National Park, England

Day 2: Bowness-on-Windermere (Lake District)

Date: 29th June 2016 Day 2 Destination: The tourist hotspot of Bowness-on-Windermere. However the highlight was definitely climbing the small hill called Moor How just behind the Park Cliffe campsite. Day 2 Travel Map Costs: £3.80 (bus return) + £16 (campsite) + £3 (pasty) = £22.80 ($30) Lessons Learnt Cornish Bakery has good pasties & a … Continue reading Day 2: Bowness-on-Windermere (Lake District)

The Great Scotland Camping Trip: Day 1 (Lake District)

One half of BeyondOurHorizons recently went on a month-long camping trip (named in the title after The Great British Bake Off) around Scotland (one of the reasons this blog didn't have an update for the past month). This is the 1st post in a series that presents a day-by-day breakdown of the trip with details … Continue reading The Great Scotland Camping Trip: Day 1 (Lake District)