We reached back to Grange by 8 pm & grabbed some nice Italian dinner at the cafe down the street called 'At Home cafe & bistro'.
Next morning we managed to get to Kendall by bus & hired a car there. The walk to Grange station was also so cute with flower filled boundaries following us.
Cumbria was truly in full bloom during our visit for the 'Cumbria in bloom' competition, from flowers adorning the sidewalks to the carefully landscaped cafes to the beautiful majestic trees, the place was indeed beautiful. Villages, hamlets, town councils - all are examples of communities who take part in the Cumbria in Bloom competition.
Thereon the day was amazing… stopping by lovely little nooks & corners of picturesque lake district. Drove by listening to some Floyd & Rehman music..Heaven !
There was a beautiful bright yellow pink tree that had totally captivated my mind day before when we passed by it. Now that we had the car to ourselves, we had to admire it properly & take umpteen photos. We found it at Grasmere ..what a beauty !! Coming from this part of the world, I was totally awed by its colours.
We had lunch at Keswick & some yummy choco fudge ice cream & then proceeded to Lake Buttermere. The way to the lake through Honister Mining Pass is a sight to see. Beautiful winding roads through lush green steep slopes with the beautiful U.K skies sometimes blue sometimes grey bringing out the colours even more vividly.
Honister Pass forms part of a beautiful circular scenic drive from Keswick that includes Newlands Pass, Buttermere and Crummock Water. The cafe at the pass is a good pit stop to grab some snacks & hot chocolate.
Lake Buttermere was our last stop for the day. Here is a pic of the lake from much higher taken earlier in the day...The day just went by clicking & looking at awe.. soaking it all in. The countryside- we read about in fairytales, stone cottages with streams running by, watching families cycle their way around with picnic baskets, it was all so beautiful & peaceful. Later in the evening , we grabbed some dinner at Windermere before heading back to Grange.
The short two day trip to Lake District was so refreshing.. truly the best was saved for the last. It was time to head back to London.