Holiday break in Keswick


We are back from a wonderful and relaxing break in Keswick.

In a beautiful cottage in the conservation area just a few minutes stroll from the town centre.


We enjoyed freshly squeezed orange juice


Took an age to decide at the olive counter


Laughed at the wine


Ate out every night – walking from our door to theirs.
Walked a few yards to the cinema (Mission Impossible).

Simply enjoyed the novelty of walking to a shop or watering hole. 


Whilst the boys went Mountain Biking I walked to see a Gruffalo.


Fond memories of bed time reading. 


Saw Magenta painted trees – which looked stunning in the sunlight

Tree marks

Took several walks along the shores of Derwentwater.

The boys skimming stone whilst I got the sketchbook out.
Finding natures beautiful offerings



My favourite being the evening after dinner at the Dog & Gun (Woof & Bang).

Derwentwater long

Derwent water sunset 2

Taking silly photographs

Helen Ian

On our last afternoon a red boat was sailing past

Red boat Derwentwater

Admired the beautiful flora on the lake shore.  

Flora Derwentwater

Had many meals and drinks out and visited the new distillery. 


And came home via Castelrigg Stone Circle.
Which has become a family tradition.