It’s fair to say I’m a doer. My twitter friend Jenny and I spoke about her coming to stay, so we made a date and on bank holiday Sunday she came to stay for a couple of days.
After a cuppa and brownie, we set off for Gummers How. It had been ages since I’d last done this walk. Gummers How is a great walk, it’s a bonus that where you park you’ll already a good way up. It is an outlying Wainwright, though I’m not ticking those off till I’ve completed the other ones.
The weather had started to turn and had a few raindrops on the journey over. But as we started walking the weather faired up and were treated to amazing views of Windermere on our accent.
A very well walked path and a little scrambling and the trig point was in sight. Gorgeous 360° views. It’s little effort for a big reward.
Photos taken and it was back down to the car. A quick drive home to change and then off to Lakeside Hotel for afternoon tea. Our friend Si came to join us and to meet Jen.
The Lakeside is a beautiful hotel and the views onto the lake are utterly lovely. A glass of champagne to accompany our afternoon tea was a must. I had just redone their loose tea selection on the tea menu. I was impressed when test tubes filled with the teas appeared for us to choose.
We started with a chilled cucumber and mint soup.
Then cake!!!! Oh my they were delicious. Though we tried, we couldn’t manage them all. The staff very kindly boxed them up and put into a doggy bag. We were glad that we had walked a little before scoffing!