Life in a nutshell, 'cos it's better if you're nuts!

A collection of random thoughts, adventures, happenings and general goings on in the Gardner Family.
Enough is Enough

Enough is Enough

Our final day. Enough was enough. It wasn’t really a day of holiday, because it was a day of driving home.

Barf

Barf

Barf is a moderately sized hill at Whinlatter with a very entertaining name and a spectacular view from the top.

All Over the Place

All Over the Place

The family were all over the place today. I went geocaching in Penrith and the ladies went hillwalking and rented a pedalo.

Aira Force

Aira Force

Aira Force is on the list of mandatory things when visiting the Lake District, much like walking in Langdale and drinking tea.

Holme Fell

Holme Fell

A mixed bag of activities today, with me and Ami opting for descending into an old quarry and then climbing up Holme Fell

Walking with Alpacas

Walking with Alpacas

An afternoon spent walking with alpacas on the forestry estate up at Whinlatter. It was a fairly gentle activity.

Threlkeld

Threlkeld

A trip to the Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, because we weren’t up for another day of walking, but wanted something to do.

Pikes

Pikes

Legging it up the Langdale Pikes. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve done the first part of this walk, but we added one more.

Infinity Pools

Infinity Pools

A trip to the uphill end of Buttermere to visit some infinity pools and take a dip in some absolutely freezing water

Helm Crag

Helm Crag

An afternoon spent legging it up Helm Crag and Gibson Knott – two relatively moderate-sized fells above Grasmere.

Wray Castle

Wray Castle

A day trip from Ambleside to the National Trust property at Wray Castle, on the western shore of Lake Windermere.

Baystones

Baystones

Our first attempt at climbing a Wainwright on this holiday – Baystones is a moderate-sized hill accessible from Ambleside.