Picnic on a peak

It seems that a picnic on a peak is the thing to do in this glorious summer weather. And as we serve tea and cake to our guests every afternoon, we decided to go a little further, literally.

Our picnic on a peak was at Post Knott, a special place in the hearts of us all here at Burn How, as you will see. And we took afternoon tea with a delightful visitor, the author Jo Horsley. She will be our guest at our book club in July, talking about her book, The Girl in the Purple Dress.

This autobiography tells of her own adoption, a story of heatbreak, love and loss, marriage and family, but always hope, a positive and life-affirming tale.

So in true Burn How style we drank tea (orange pekoe, if you’re asking) from china cups, and ate lemon drizzle cake, with a fabulous view of Windermere in the distance.

Post Knott is our favourite short walk, a stiff little climb but only 15 minutes from our garden gate, and so rewarding, with lovely views and lovely woodland. And it’s here that we are named on a slate bench for walkers to take a welcome rest.

The inscription on the bench reads: “The Burn How Hotel and guests contributed to the enhancement of Post Knott. A project co-ordinated by the Lake District Tourism and Conservation Partnership.”

Please tell us where you’re heading for your picnic on a peak, and send us your photos too!