We spent a lovely Saturday exploring again, this time we went in search of the Blue Lake; it was a beautiful spot and a gorgeous day for a walk! We had been warned it was quite a long walk, but obviously we must be used to longer ones as the boys asked if that was it when we arrived! We even packed a bumper picnic in case we were famished from the activity. But we did not need to worry, as it was just a pleasant distance more a stroll than a hike! Although that might be because we have done some longer distances geocaching, sadly the app did not pick up on any locations in this area so we did not find any hidden treasure this time. You do have quite a steep climb but there are lots of interesting features along the way alongside the natural beauty of the area.
When we got to the Blue Lake we realised we should have packed better footwear, you have to go through a little old mining tunnel to get to it and its quite wet underfoot! I took off my trainers and paddled through but eldest managed to get there hopping across stones. He is definitely more agile than me.
The lake itself is beautiful and very blue, it was a popular spot and lots of people were sitting around the edges some dangling their feet in, others more brave were diving in… not sure I would have the courage for that, although they did take their time to work up to it (only eventually doing so to a round of applause from everyone there!). Even when it’s busy it is a wonderful place to visit, although watch out for the people above looking down at the lake who then threw stones to see them land on the lake not realising people sit down below!!! I think next time I might take a hard hat for the boys just incase…
I would love to come again when its more peaceful but even when its packed its worth a visit.