I’ve never visited the Lake District. I know! What was I thinking? Why on earth hadn’t I been to this awe inspiring place before. I tell you why, it’s a 6 hour drive from Bristol, and to be honest I never fancied the journey. But how wrong could I be?! It was WORTH the journey – every bit of it. Our plan, in the lakes, was to stay at the Scales Plantation, north of the district, just outside of Keswick.