Travel influencer and photographer Amelia Le Brun @amslebrun is planning a mini road trip around the Lake District now lockdown has been lifted. There'll be long mountain hikes, wild swimming in hidden tarns and plenty of brunch.
Where am I going now lockdown is lifted? I think at a push it would be packing up the van and taking a mini road trip around the Lake District. Relatively small but packed with so many amazing and varied hikes and views.
My favourite thing to do: Hiking, hiking and hiking. Oh and brunch, lots of post sunrise hike brunches!
My favourite place to go is Chesters by the river, fully veggie and vegan and dog friendly it is the best place in The Lakes to go eat!
Wild swimming is another personal favourite, there are so many amazing waterfalls, plunge pools and (obviously) lakes! There is no better way to end a hike on a hot Summers day the diving into a hidden tarn in the mountains.
Local tips: Be prepared to wait for a table at Chesters, they don’t take bookings (but I can assure you it is worth it!!)
Edenhall Estate and Another Place hotels are both beautiful places to base yourself in The Lakes if you don’t feel like camping or van-lifing.
Where to Stay in the Lake District
Treat yourself to a stay at one of these beautiful Lake District boltholes.
Ullswater - Cumbria
Sleeps 2-5 per room
Stunning Lake District landscapes, acres of space and great food and drink… There are many more reasons to get to know this boutique hotel in Ullswater
Langdale - Cumbria
Sleeps 2 per room
16 contemporary boutique rooms and suites, makes Brimstone the most exciting Lake District hotel development in many years
Ullswater - The Lake District
Sleeps 8 - 12 per property
Inspiring holiday homes for large groups with breathtaking views of Ullswater and decadent five star gold accommodation.
Upper Crumble with a hot tub
Nr Cartmel - Cumbria
Idyllic romantic retreat - this charming rural cottage complete with hot tub is the perfect Lake District bolthole
The Boathouse at Knotts End
Penrith - Cumbria
Perched on the water, this lake district bolthole offers plenty of romantic charm and views that go on forever - perfect for just the two of you
Hartsop - Cumbria
Stunningly crafted stone and oak barn with modern interiors - a true romantic getaway in the heart of the Lake District.
Coniston - Cumbria
Secluded 19th century former coach house with stunning interiors on the edge of Coniston village. The perfect Lake District bolthole for up to four adults.
Number One No.1
Windermere - Cumbria
A grand holiday home a short walk from Windermere, Number One No.1 can introduce 14 guests to the wonders of the Lake District
Grasmere - Cumbria
Beautiful bespoke micro lodge pods, nestled in the grounds of a 17th Century farmhouse right in the heart of The Lake District National Park - enjoy stunning views directly from your bed.
The Lake District Love Shack
Ambleside - Cumbria
The Lake District Love Shack, a truly unique couples' getaway that blends luxury and sustainability seamlessly.
Loweswater - Cumbria
Head to one of the most beautiful places in Great Britain at The Place, a converted 17th Century farmhouse overlooking Loweswater in the Lake District.
Rowley Estates Shepherds Huts
Penrith - Cumbria
Sleeps 2 per hut
Glamping in beautifully crafted shepherd’s huts nestled in the Eden Valley near the Lake District, perfect for romantic escapes.
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