Last weekend was spent paddling, star gazing, bat watching, kayaking, drinking and laughing. Camping in the Lake District might just be one of my new favourite things to do but I was having so much fun I forgot to take a single picture.
Instead I thought I would share my photos from the last time I visited Pooley Bridge, the beautiful little town near where we stayed. Located just 10 minutes from the motorway Pooley Bridge is on the edge of Ullswater and is a tourist haven. With little shops and pubs it’s the perfect base to explore the area from.
Since it was a stunning day we decided to walk along the shore of the lake. We passed through Waterside House Campsite which was eerily quiet as the holiday makers lay sunbathing and knew we would have to come back and stay. The site is right on the edge of the water and some of the pitches have the most amazing views. It has a launch if you have your own boat or you can hire row boats, canoes or just go for a swim!
After checking a map we decided to head on and see if we could make it to Howtown and catch one of the Ullswater Steamers back. After what felt like an age walking on a winding single track road we heard the sounds of a boat moving towards us and spotted a pier! After just a 15 minute wait a beautiful steamer (that was going in the right direction!) headed in to dock and take us back to Pooley Bridge.
I had always wanted to take a trip on an Ullswater Steamer (boat obsession? me?) and it’s pretty shameful that it took me this long to climb aboard, especially considering they are based just half an hour away. They also run special events like themed evenings and even a fish and chip supper cruise, sounds like the perfect excuse for another trip to me!