So for the Bank Holiday weekend just gone myself and my family packed up our bags and headed up the road to The Lake District to the beautiful, and true to it's name, The Quiet Site. The camp site is situated just off Ullswater and is at the top of a very windy hill. The views of the Lake are spectacular so long as you get the glorious blues skies that we were greeted with upon our arrival on Good Friday, our luck soon changed though and Storm Katy hit leaving us 'Pod Bound' for the weekend.
In between the hail storms and heavy rainfall we did manage to take a trip to Windermere and enjoy one of my favourite Lake District walks from Wrap Castle to Ferry House with a few trips on the Lakeside Cruises to fill in the gaps. We also found the most adorable little pub just a short 25 minute walk from our campsite which was perfect although we did only manage to walk there one night as the weather was so bad for the rest of the weekend. On the Sunday, we decided not to waste our day trapped inside our pod, but unfortunately our plans for an Ullswater ramble were sidetracked and we took a visit to The Rheged Centre where we went to see the Harris tweed Exhibition there and we even came away with a few Harris Tweed purchases of our own. It was a great rainy day activity and the rain didn't even put me off trying a Honey and Ginger Ice Cream.. which I can honestly say is THE nicest flavour I have ever tried.
After going back to.. Yes you guessed it, the same pub (it was our regular for the weekend). It was called The Brackenrigg Inn and even produced is own beer under the brand 'Brack 'n' Brew'.. I won't lie, I loved it! The place was adorable, and we had the same Scottish waitress for both our visits and she was just lovely. After a really nice Sunday Roast on Easter Sunday we headed back to the campsite and spent the evening in the Bar where they had live music and it was a perfect end to a Wet and windy family weekend in the lakes.