Lake District
With the Beast from the East

With 100% luck and no judgement the “2018 beast from the east” stuck as we arrived in Penrith – Cumbria. The 100-mile drive North from South Manchester was a delight, as the country heeded the Met Office warnings, the Amber warnings at this point were only for the South and Northeast of England, Scotland on the other hand, was covered by Amber and Red warnings.

What we didn’t know and soon found out, is whatever weather the Northeast gets, Great Strickland in Cumbria gets and this is purely due to its geographical location on top of a big hill, by the end of the week we saw 6ft snowdrifts and 15inch deep snow cover.