My sister moved up to Lancaster with her boyfriend a couple of months ago, and with uni out of the way for this year I decided to pay them a visit!
Max and I got up early and wrapped up because it was snowing in Manchester, however Lydia said it wasn’t snowing in Lancaster and wasn’t due to either so we were looking forward to a dry day walking around the town.
It snowed the whole hour we were travelling for to get up there, but mysteriously stopped once we hit Lancaster. Lydia came to meet us at the train station and we walked to her place and caught up with her & Tom over coffee and cake in their lovely home. After about 15 minutes we realised that it had actually started snowing and it was coming down thick and fast!! We all clambered into Tom’s car and went to Williamson Park, Lydia explained that on a clear day you can see for miles and miles, but all we saw was snow, and lots of it (I am definitely not complaining, it was stunning, like a magical winter wonderland)!
We had a little walk around the Ashton Memorial which was stunning and had 360 balcony views which again was incredible with all the snow falling around us!!
Then we walked around some of the grounds, to a fountain and a mini waterfall. It was all so pretty and looked especially so covered in snow, but I would also love to go back on a summers day! Max spent a lot of time annoying me kicking snow at my bare ankles (I wasn’t truly weather prepared) so we decided to take a break and go for some lunch. It was in a giant greenhouse pretty much haha, and was a cute bistro cafe type place, we all had sandwiches and chips whilst we warmed up, Tom made friends with a dog, and we recharged before heading back out in the snow.
We wandered a little while longer then decided we were all too cold and went back to the house haha. We had a chat for a while then headed back off to the train station to get warm and cosy in Manchester.
It was such a lovely day, so so nice seeing my sister again after such a long time and it was the perfect day for it with the incredible snowfall!