Between Christmas and the new year we were lucky enough to get a few days away to ourselves. We booked into the Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat which is 10 miles north of Keswick itself. It’s a great base for exploring the North-West Fells and we loved been able to come home to a cosy, warm lodge where we could cook dinner together. We didn’t have the greatest weather towards the end of our stay but managed to pack in two hikes and a couple of visits to Keswick and Ambleside so we weren’t too disheartened.
On our first day we woke up to beautiful blue skies and crisp winter air. We hadn’t yet climbed Skiddaw and thought today was our best day weather-wise to do just this. We like finding routes online as a base for our walks and we found this route over on Walk Lakes which seemed a good starting point. Continue reading “Christmas getaway in the Lakes: Part One”