Monday, 12 April 2010

over ambleside








A few photos from yesterday's hot and sunny visit to Ambleside in the Lakes. After exchanging some trousers bought up here on Mr P's birthday a few days ago (yes, good excuse to come back!) and munching on some lovely sandwiches eaten in the little hideaway courtyard of the Apple Pie Cafe where Floss crunched on ice cubes, we decided on a short but steep walk up to an idyllic little spot called High Sweden Bridge. The views over Windermere, Ambleside and the surrounding fells were stunning, totally worth the effort and Floss enjoyed swimming in the stream under the quaint old packhorse bridge. What gorgeous weather we've been having here for the last week. Let's hope it continues!

8 comments:

andamento said...

Beautiful photos.

CrowNology said...

Beautiful shots.
A lovely looking place.
xo
Andrea

Nancy*McKay said...

...to Floss daily...it's a beautiful thing...

vicki said...

Hello there - this is y first visit to your lovely blog. I honestly do not know how I got here - but I am so glad that I did. I love your countryside pictures - they are amazing. And your talents with pebbles - how creative! I have looked and looked and I am just adicted to your beautiful scenery pictures. Thank you so much for sharing--

Vicki

tree shadow moon said...

Lush! what a spectacular place, never been there, i'm afraid. Love the photos ...and both Floss and Mr P seem to be having lots of fun on that gorgeous bridge!

Lesley said...

Thanks everyone :-) Glad you like the photos.

this is my patch said...

How lovely to live so near to the lovely Lakes. It's such a long trek for us. We've visited once, and stayed in Ambleside. It's a truly wonderful area of the UK. It bucketed down all weekend when we visited! x

Vintage Squirrel said...

I did this walk 6 years ago when our son had just turned 3 years old. He got over the ladder stile, saw a puddle about a foot wide by 2 feet long and dipped his toe into it. Temptation took over and he put both feet into it, only to discover that for a small puddle it was incredibly deep and it came right up to his chest!! Bit of a soggy walk back to Ambleside but he managed the whole walk by himself! We still laugh about it now. Lovely walk and magnificent views - your photos are super!