Lake District. Rainy Sundays. What to do?

(12 Posts)
Frozennortherner Sun 02-Feb-14 07:25:48

Just that really. Are shops open on Sundays? Not far from Ambleside so could go there. It's too icy to walk up a hill.

cupcake78 Sun 02-Feb-14 07:36:19

Go on a steamer, they're covered indoors. Haverthwaite railway, aquarium at lakeside. A walk round Hays (Ambleside) and dinner in the cafe. Some shops will be open I would think.

babsmam Sun 02-Feb-14 07:41:07

If you have national trust wray castle is fab for kids

capercaillie Sun 02-Feb-14 07:46:50

Pencil museum in keswick

Footle Sun 02-Feb-14 08:15:57

It's not that cold. The high fells may be icy but lower level walks , woods etc, will be fine though wet. Quite a lot of shops open. Climbing wall in Ambleside. I'd avoid Hayes's unless desperate. Hawkshead Brewery in Staveley - amazing food at amazingly low price ( before 7pm ) and fun open mic session downstairs at 5. Second Wray Castle for kids. What do you like doing ?

"not that cold"???? Brrrrrr.... you're hardier than me footie! Shops will all be open op. Boat trip on covered boat is good. Or low level walk from Ambleside to Grasmere (with stop at nice warm cafe on arrival). Do you have kids? Good soft play in Ambleside or Bowness.

1Madhouse Sun 02-Feb-14 08:39:04

Best day here for ages. Wrap up warm and get out. Brockhole is great and just pay for parking. Steamer is great and you could go over to hawkshead on it. Keswick has great shops and cafe etc and take your cossies and go to Keswick spa pool with slides etc and after walk up the railway footpath.

Enjoy.

1Madhouse Sun 02-Feb-14 08:39:38

Best day here for ages. Wrap up warm and get out. Brockhole is great and just pay for parking. Steamer is great and you could go over to hawkshead on it. Keswick has great shops and cafe etc and take your cossies and go to Keswick spa pool with slides etc and after walk up the railway footpath.

Enjoy.

OodlesofOodles Sun 02-Feb-14 08:56:34

It's a lovely day today. We are off to the Dales for a change though.

pencil museum!

Footle Sun 02-Feb-14 18:38:06

So what did you do today, OP ?

Frozennortherner Mon 10-Feb-14 08:25:08

Sorry for the late reply. Walked around Grasmere, then Keswick. unfortunstely, cafe on the lake was closed (renovations) so had lunch -fish n chips. was good actually. Next day managed to climb a mountain as it was reasonable weather. Plus went to Dove cottage. Drove through Ambleside on the way back - looked nice. Will explore that next time. Thanks fr the replies.

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