Day three saw us packing up our belongings and having our final breakfast at Ellerdene. We weren't ready to head home just yet, so we decided to take a detour up to Grasmere for the day. It certainly was an interesting drive through some very narrow winding roads, and I can say hand on heart I was so glad to see the car park!
We dropped off the car, popped on our backpacks and set off exploring. I really wanted to pick up some of Grasmere's famous gingerbread, so that was where we set off to. Along the way we spotted Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, which we decided to have a wander through.
It was incredibly beautiful, all of the stones in the path had peoples names on them, which was interesting to have a nosey at. We saw where Wordsworth was buried in the grounds next to the daffodil garden, and stopped for a while to relax by the tranquil river.
After this we were intrigued to find Dove Cottage, where Wordsworth once lived. It was only a short walk away and we had a nice amble along looking at the lovely homes and countryside on our way. Dove cottage is a gorgeous white home nestled in a quiet lane. I can imagine that it would have been the perfect home.
Finally we got our Gingerbread! Sarah Nelson's is the only place to sell Grasmere Gingerbread. We bought 6 delicious slabs and popped them in our backpacks to enjoy on our picnic. It smells so delicious inside the shop that it's hard to resist buying some!
After some more walking and stunning views, we found the perfect spot to stop and enjoy our picnic.
It was right by the lake with the mountain tops in the distance. It looked like something off a postcard.
We snaffled our gingerbread, which I have to say is the best I have ever tasted! It was melt in the mouth gooey and crumbly. I will definitely be scheduling another Lake District adventure as the perfect excuse to go back for more!
After spending some time just relaxing and taking in the view it was time for us to head back to the car and make our way home. Our perfect scenic get away had come to an end.
We had such an incredible time in this gorgeous part of the world, and would highly recommend a trip to the lakes. We certainly will be heading back again some time in the future.
Have You Been to The Lake District?