Traditional British Holiday

Published 6 September 2015

At the edge of Derwent Water in the rain with small cnildren

This summer we had a family holiday in the Lake District. And this meant we could ensure that a Great British Holiday Tradition was fulfilled again: standing next to a great expanse of water, huddled under waterproof jackets as the rain bucketed down.

True, it wasn’t a beach, but the edge of Derwent Water at Keswick. But it was water, and where’s there is water there are stones to throw and puddles to splash in. All great fun if you’re a small child.

For good measure we took the children on a walk along the top of the lake in the rain, making sure we got a two for one. Well, you just have to really, don’t you?

Read about my more productive Lake District walks bagging the Wainwrights.

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