Stepping out of the car as a cascade of golden leaves fell down, I wrapped my scarf tightly around my neck. The air was thick with the smell of wood smoke and a mist was quickly forming; the Lake District’s famous hills only just visible behind our holiday home. After a four hour journey north (with only Laura’s singing for company) – and our road trip to the Lake District now well underway – I was ready for a strong cup of tea. Grabbing my suitcase – darkness fast drawing in – I headed towards the warm glow of our new home: Summer Hill House. As ‘microadventure’ aficionados and keen champions of the UK road trip, we’ve enjoyed many adventures around our own country. From Northumberland to Margate, Dartmoor to Durham, we’ve explored the UK at every opportunity. After a busy period of long haul travel – including a flying visit to LA – we were therefore thrilled when Europcar invited us to enjoy a road trip to a UK destination that we were yet to explore: the Lake District. Home of Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, the Lakes is an area of untamed beauty that we’ve long hoped to visit. […]

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