The second and final stop on our boat tour taking off from Ambleside after a quick stop off at Wray Castle was Brockhole. We were greeted with lush greenery everywhere, and once we walked up the hill towards the visitor centre were greeted with some pretty spectacular views of Lake Windermere. The visitor centre had a small museum, with a video of things to do in the Lake district which was actually pretty interesting. The exhibit explained a bit about the area and showed some animals you might find. There was also a gift shop where I purchased a whole host of sheep things. There was a little bench that gave you this view of the lake peeking through the trees. Not too shabby. We sat there for a good ten minutes watching the boats go by. I found a phone box, so of course had to pose in it. There was a little path along the lakes edge when you got off the boat, but we only went a little ways down to wait for the boat as we didn’t have a lot of time. The boat ride back was really pretty, and we passed by the small row of shops and what looked like a restaurant/hotel above. I’m such a sucker for ivy growing on walls, it looks so quaint.
If you are stopping off in Brockhole, either by car or boat, there is also an adventure ground, where you can climb up into the trees for a tree top trek on ropes. There is also apparently boat hire, bike hire, and even mini golf! Since we got the last boat there, we didn’t have as much time to do activities so we just took in the scenery, there’s something for everyone.
Where’s your favourite place in the Lake district? Research purposes of course so we can plan our next visit as I can’t wait to go back.