Monday, August 13, 2012

Yurt Life

This week was my 40th Birthday and to celebrate we booked a yurt and Low Wray Campsite with the wonderful Alex and Donna of Wild in Style.

We had such a great time, there were a suprising amount of things already in the yurt such as beds, bedding, fire and firewood (including the necessary bits to get a fire started).  There was a double gas stove and all the pots, pans, cups, plates, knives and forks etc that you would need as well as basics like salt and pepper, oil etc.  All very helpful when you already have a full car with bikes, scooters, running gear, hiking gear, a wetsuit and a whole load of four year old's belongings (ok, I took much more than Hannah).

Hannah really got into the experience.  On the last day, she said, "Mummy, why is there no tv here".

The yurt is in a great position on the campsite, the edge of Windermere lake is just a short walk down the hill.  Hannah really loved paddling and pushing the boundaries of her wellies.

We had already explored Wray Castle but this is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area and need to keep your kids occupied.

The campsite would also be a great base for exploring the Coniston, Langdale or Ambleside area (great cycle routes around here as well as the obvious lakes and fells).

from the edge of the lake, cloud rolling over Fairfield? not entirely sure, happy to take corrections

cool spider web

improvised 'fishing'
vegan meat products on the barbecue
the family

Another really nice touch from Alex and Donna was the bottle of wine that was left for us on arrival.  As Fiona is pregnant, I took over the duty of ensuring the wine bottle was emptied.  After a lovely meal with my mum and dad at Fellinis in Ambleside, I sat out by the fire, reading my book and drinking wine into the early morning.  

I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate 40 years.

Here's to the next 40 - cheers!

1 comment:

  1. Great link/photos Pa and Nana expect to be invited to share in the next 40 years celebration Paul!!!