How to spend a Sunday in Broughton in Furness
Sunday afternoons in the Lake District are for pottering and a pub lunch! You’ve probably done your most challenging walk on the Saturday, or you’re gearing up for one on the Monday and so Sunday is your chill time.
We headed up to the western Lakes a couple of months ago to climb Scafell Pike and we spent a lovely relaxing Sunday in Broughton in Furness, a small market town which has a really quaint feeling and a lovely town square.
Walks in Broughton in Furness
There are lots of walks in and around Broughton in Furness. We decided to do the Broughton Railway walk, an easy 4.5km stroll to warm up our legs. The walk starts in the Market Square, and takes in woodland, a pond and a beautiful park. We probably didn’t exactly stick to the map but it’s easy to stay on route and not get lost.
A pub lunch in Broughton in Furness
You can’t have a Lake District walk without finishing with a cosy pub lunch and there are a couple of pubs in the town. We opted for The Black Cock Inn as it looked quite busy. I went for a steak pie (classic pub lunch dish!) and Lee had a chicken burger with cheesy bacon chips. The portions were huge and the food was tasty – perfect for refuelling after some fresh air.
Where to stay in the Lake District
On this visit to the Lake District, we stayed at the Gosforth Hall Inn which was a gifted stay as part of our world’s highest high tea trip. The hotel is located on the western edge of the Lake District and is the perfect base for exploring the fells of Great Gable and Scafell Pike and indulging in the views of the Wasdale Valley. We had one of the courtyard rooms which was spacious and contemporary and there was an amazing beer garden where we sat and had a drink in the evening. The breakfast was also really good – we opted for the full English, perfect fuel for climbing Scafell Pike that day.
YHA is also a good choice as a cheap base for exploring the Lakes. I’ve stayed at YHA Ennerdale, YHA Grasmere and YHA Coniston Coppermines, all of which are in great locations and offer comfortable accommodation at a great price.
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