I’ve just had a look through my photos from our trip to the Lakes in the second week of August, it didn’t take long to remember the heat. Over 30 degrees in the Lakes is unheard of for us. It made searching for places to swim and cool off more important than places to walk, which is another first for me up there. In order to round off a batch of firsts for us, we also had a wedding to attend in St Helens during the holiday. This meant we headed north on the Friday for a day or two up in the Newlands Valley, then back down for a day at Knowsley Hall, then 4 more days in Newlands Valley. However despite the heat and the up and downs it was a fabulous holiday, helped by an amazing place to stay. Don’t despair we did a few walks, 4 more Wainwrights (in future posts) plus a circuit of Grasmere and Aira Force (in a post on its own to come). This post however is the other photos and things we did whilst up north!! A fantastic holiday, now to book another visit.