Our day trip to the lakes - photo diary

I've only travelled to the lake district maybe 3-4 times in my whole entire life which is actually shocking! A few weeks ago we decided to visit for the day and I was pleasantly surprised to find it took less than 2 hours to drive from our home in South East Northumberland to the North Lakes. We left home at a respectable 9:30am and arrived in the lakes at around 11:30am - just in time to enjoy a guided tour of The Lakes Distillery followed by a delicious lunch at Bistro at the Distillery (where the chef consultant is Terry Laybourne) before exploring the nearby lakes of Bassenthwaite and Derwentwater plus the quaint town of Keswick. We left at 4pm feeling like we had enjoyed a proper break from normal life. I hope you like our photographs.

Picturesque setting of The Lakes Distillery

The family of Alpaca's at The Lakes Distillery

The ONE whiskey available from The Lakes Distillery gift shop

Guided tour of The Lakes Distillery

Whiskey tasting at The Lakes Distillery

Orange juice tasting at The Lakes Distillery

Hand raised pork pie from Bistro at the Distillery

Haggis on toast with duck egg and HP sauce from Bistro at the Distillery

Confit of Duck, honey roasted apricots and garlic potatoes from Bistro at the Distillery

Skimming stones on Bassenthwaite lake

Bassenthwaite Lake

Derwentwater at Keswick




I think you'll agree the lakes are pretty picture perfect. Our trip has definitely inspired me to visit more often and we are already planning a visit in Autumn/Winter to stock up on some Christmas treats.


  1. Just gorgeous photos. I love the lakes and so nice that the area's not too far away!

    1. I love the lakes too - I'm hoping to spend the whole week there next May :D

  2. Lovely photos - it's such a lovely part of the country, wish we were only a few hours away...

    1. We are very lucky - I need to try and make the most of it an go more often I think!

  3. I love the lakes, such a beautiful peaceful place. We haven't been for a while but think we need a trip soon. x


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