The beautiful scenery of Cumbria’s valleys and fells in the North of England is perfect for a short break embracing nature and the outdoors. This also included the opportunity to visit The Lakes Distillery.
Most of the time for this short break with the family was spent around Lake Windermere in towns such as Ambleside, Grasmere and Bowness-on-Windermere.
Although in September, we we were fortunate that the weather held out for most of our stay and we missed the rain which only came down on our day of departure. The whole place is great if you also want to take a break from technology and get a feel for nature and all that it has to offer.
We did not visit Beatrix Potter’s house as we had already done so the last time we came to this area, however it is one of the must visit locations for the children. There are also plenty of castles, gardens, paths and historic sites to visit.
We took the opportunity to go on plenty of walks with our dog including a trip from Ambleside to Grasmere. Also went on a tour of Lake Windermere. The highlight for the kids was probably Brockhole on Windermere with all of its activities.
We finished off the holiday break with a brief visit to The Lakes Distillery. According to its website, Paul Currie, its original founder and now its Managing Director, came across some disused and derelict farm buildings near Keswick and finally, his dream started to turn into a reality. Against all odds, this Victorian farm has developed into a fantastic whisky distillery and visitor centre.
The Lakes Distillery is sited in a beautiful location and well worth a visit, especially if in the area. Next time I am planning to spend some more time there to appreciate all that it had to offer. Here are just some pictures from the day – I decided to bring home some samples to try in my own time from its gin, whisky and vodka liqueur…