- Monday 13th May 2019
- Southward bound
With a week’s holiday planned we were heading to the Lake District. We had camped here several years ago and had always planned to return.
So our plan is to stay in the Borrowdale area. One of our main reasons on coming here is to climb Scafell Pike which would then mean we’ve summited the 3 highest peaks in the UK. However the Lakes in general has so many walking routes high and low that we have so many options.
In addition, we’ve also brought our road bikes with us in the hope that we can get some cycling in too….even if it is just down to the nearest local pub and back it’s an option!!!
So…I am very excited as were ‘glamping’ it up for five days and staying in a Yurt.
We’ve stayed in a Yurt once before on the Isle of Harris and we fell in love with it. We found it more luxurious than our tent, with slightly more comforts inside but it still felt like we were still in the outdoors which we love.
So we headed off early to make the most of the week ahead and had a leisurely drive down south.
We headed to Gretna Green….haste I might add only for a pit stop….there were certainly no other plans…fact!
Seriously though the amount of times I have driven passed here and never stopped of, but today curiosity got the better of me.
It was heaving…there were bus loads…we left quickly!
Before heading to the Yurt we stopped in Keswick and had a wander, a coffee outside in the sunshine then picked up some food for tea from the supermarket before heading to Barrowdale.
The drive was amazing. We drove through the Honiston Pass which provided us with the most scenic of views before arriving at our Yurt.
So our Yurt is on a farm, surrounded by roaming countryside, trees and hills….it’s perfect and it it’s very near Skafell Pike.
Inside we have a log burning fire, gas stove, futons to sleep on, a star gazing roof with fairy lights all around the walls inside should it get too dark which run off solar power….it’s all so perfect.
I should add here though that when I use the terms glamping or luxury…I use them loosely…very loosley…so there are two functioning toilets just up from our yurt but no hot running water in them or electricity! The shower block, which is basically a converted barn, sits over the road in the farmyard, probably a five minute walk away…this does however have hot running water.
We also have no signal whatsoever which is great and pretty funny considering we’ve trekked the Himalayas with signal and even went to the end of the world with signal!
Outside the birds are singing and the lambs are springing about the fields, full of energy running and chasing each other…their noise wonderful.
I love this little one…’Little Missy Black Lamb‘
After a chilled out walk about the country lanes we retreated to the luxury of our yurt to get that wood burning stove on and gaze at some stars!