We love to travel by bike so when we came across a bike ride that spans the width of England and involves visiting ancient Roman sites, we were in! We booked our trip with only 2 weeks notice, which drastically limited our accommodation options but we got lucky and stayed in some sweet places. The ride was challenging but the kids did great. It was a rollercoaster of emotions for all of us so we renamed the ride "The Most Terrible Horrible Best Bike Ride Ever. Click "read more" below to see how we did. There is also a YouTube video with more details!
It was the movie Miss Potter that first peaked my interest in the Lake District. As a child, I loved traveling through the beautiful illustrations and dynamic woodland world of Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tiggy Winkle, and Squirrel Nutkin so visiting the place where Beatrix Potter was inspired to write these wonderful stories was a dream come true. When I discovered the Lake District was also the location of England’s highest peak, I couldn’t believe my luck. I can get my hiking fix and visit Hunka Muka in the same place? Find a campsite, hitch the camper trailer, we’re going!”
Our favorite parts of a 6 day road trip through the northern region of Southwest England. We visited the Cotswolds, Bath, Stourhead, Stonehenge, Jane Austen's home, Windsor Castle, and more! Spring is a wonderful time to explore England. Flowers are blooming and the hills are blankets of green. England is famous for its rain but we were lucky and had lots of sun. At the end of the post I included an interactive map and a video of our adventure. Thanks for following!