Hiking, Wild Swims and Brunch

Hiking, Wild Swims and Brunch

12th April 2021

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.

Hiking, Wild Swims and 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.
Hiking, Wild Swims and Brunch
Hiking, Wild Swims and Brunch

My favourite thing to do: Hiking, hiking and hiking. Oh and brunch, lots of post sunrise hike brunches!
Hiking, Wild Swims and Brunch
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!
Hiking, Wild Swims and Brunch

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.
Hiking, Wild Swims and Brunch

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.

Another Place

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

Brimstone Hotel

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

Sleeps 2

Idyllic romantic retreat - this charming rural cottage complete with hot tub is the perfect Lake District bolthole

The Boathouse at Knotts End

Penrith - Cumbria

Sleeps 2

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

Hart Barn

Hartsop - Cumbria

Sleeps 2

Stunningly crafted stone and oak barn with modern interiors - a true romantic getaway in the heart of the Lake District.

Coachman's House

Coniston - Cumbria

Sleeps 4

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

Sleeps 14

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 Glamping

Grasmere - Cumbria

Sleeps 2

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

Sleeps 2

The Lake District Love Shack, a truly unique couples' getaway that blends luxury and sustainability seamlessly.

The Place

Loweswater - Cumbria

Sleeps 8

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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