Gone are the days when a picnic was a soggy sandwich, squashed crisps and some lukewarm tea. Picnics are now luxury, lavish, full of gourmet ingredients and dishes packaged up with not a plastic tub in sight.
Whether it’s during a walk, a family day out or simply just a drive out to a scenic location, the backdrop of the Lake District with its fells and lakes is the perfect setting to picnic perfection.
Where to choose? The Langdale Valley and surrounding area has both dramatic vistas as well secluded locations and pretty tarns. Take Loughrigg and Blea Tarn, often seen in pictures but tucked away and pure picnic heaven. Sit on the edge of either tarn and be treated to an uninterrupted view of the famous Langdale Pikes. Cosy up together if it’s cool or take the boots off and dip your feet into the tarn in the summer.
The Brimstone Hotel at Langdale have picnic perfection hampered up. Guests at this innovative boutique hotel in the Lake District can choose to order a gourmet picnic handmade by the Brimstone chefs. This picnic can then be transported along with the guests to a super scenic spot in Brimstone’s own Land Rover Defender after all, what gourmet picnic is complete without some Champagne?!). Choose a time and Brimstone will return to collect the guests and their empty hamper after this no doubt very special afternoon. Our top tip is for anyone thinking of popping the big question in the Lakes, the combination of the stay at Brimstone and a perfect picnic has to be ultimate and most memorable of ideas and locations. For more information visit http://www.brimstonehotel.co.uk