Woke up this morning to the most stunning blanket of snow on the ground.

It was still snowing when we left at 9:50 and it didn’t stop till close to midday.

It was 1degC when we left and quickly dropped to zero before reaching a brief high of 4degC this afternoon. The road from Brockwood Hall was actually closed to through traffic when we turned onto it in the morning. Our first stop was Bowness-on-Windermere. We walked around in the snow, stopping for espressi and an apricot croissant at The Cornish Bakery (£5.60).

We then crossed Lake Windermere via the Ferry Nab Crossing (£4.40).

The ferry is pulled across via rope and is very slow. It takes 5 minutes to cross. From there we went to The Lakeland Motor Museum (£8.50 each) which is really amazing.

A fantastic collection worth seeing if you are an enthusiast. It also includes a Bluebird museum showing the cars as well as the boats.

We had espressi and a side order of chunky chips (£7.15) at the Ambio Café before heading back to Brookwood Hall.

The snow was already melting by the time we got back. Even though the road was open only for access traffic we decided to divert via The Green. We got back at 15:30 and there was no snow left on the ground. After a swim we went for a whisky in the pub. I had a Highland Park and Dave had a Glenlivet. We came back to the lodge and shared a Brathay Gold Ambleside beer, before moving on to red wine with dinner.


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