I know I repeatedly say that Autumn is my favourite time of the year but it really is. That’s the time of year Mr Fitz and I visit the Lake District most frequently. The place is marvellous at the best of times but with the fabulous colours the landscape and views become even more spectacular.
I’m going to share and recommend a walk we took from Coniston to Tarn Hows. We were staying at The Waterhead Hotel in Coniston and the route of the walk starts close to the Hotel.
Whilst mentioning the hotel I will briefly say that it is in a nice setting. It is a very old building with large rooms and high ceilings. It is set on the edge of the lake, we stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed our stay. There is a short walk, which is dark and not well lit at night. We managed though by using the torches on our phone!
Back to the walk itself, on the day it was a bit grey and drizzly. We were well wrapped up against the elements and with a hat on we were able to stay warm and dry.
The walk begins along the road then steadily climbs through a forest. My OH is far fitter than me and could power ahead but stayed not too far in front and waited for me. The walk was quite a bit harder for me reminding me how much my fitness level had dropped over recent years and that I was carrying too much weight. He thought I may give up but that is not in my nature – I’m very stubborn
The colours of the leaves and trees an the walk were spectacular – a word I cannot use enough to describe how clever mother nature is.
Once we reached Tarn Hows, we found ourselves in an area of peace and tranquility with great views over the Tarn. It was a popular place and can be reached by car, but even though there were plenty of people around it was still peaceful.
The return walk was obviously a lot easier as it was downhill. Like all good walks at the end it is lovely to reward yourself with a nice beer and pub grub. There are some lovely traditional pubs in the Village. We ate at The Yewdale Inn.
Let me know what your favourite walk is, we’re always looking for new routes.
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