Without a doubt The Lake District is my favourite place in England. It's full of majestic mountains, beautiful valleys, glistening lakes, woodland and wildlife - all left in an undisturbed state of beauty. Every time I visit, I instantly feel calm and at peace with everything... being surrounded by so many forms of this wonderful nature. It's like nowhere else I've been to in England. Every time I arrive back home in Kent I want to to know when I can get back there again.
The Lake District is ultimately a place to enjoy a walking holiday. If you aren't into walking or hiking, then you won't fully appreciate what The Lake District has to offer in my opinion. However if you do enjoy walking, and you enjoy nature, and you enjoy regular pit stops at the pub, then The Lake District is the perfect place to go.
Here are some photos, along with their locations, from our trips to The Lake District - to inspire you to visit these beautiful places.
Just through those trees and up the next hill (in the distance) is where I plunged one knee into the mud and asked Lois to marry me...
Buttermere Lake (my favourite lake in the world):
Fishing in Lorton Vale, Cockermouth:
Places to see: Buttermere Lake, Aira Force waterfall, Windermere, Grasmere, Wrynose Pass, Hardknott Pass, Tarn Hows, Coniston, Ambelside, Keswick.
Places to eat: In pretty much every town in Cumbria you will find a café that will serve up a decent Cream Tea, which is great after a morning walk. Apart from that, pub grub and a locally brewed Ale is the order of the day.
Things to do: Challenge yourself and climb Helvellyn Pike, Scafell Pike, or Old Man of Coniston. Take a drive through Wrynose Pass. Go fishing at one of the many lakes. Have a stroll around the local shops in Ambelside or Keswick. Go for a walk at Aira Force, Tarn Hows, or walk around peaceful Buttermere Lake. The list could go on and on, there are so many beautiful places to explore in The Lake District...
Things to be careful of: Sheep and pheasants run into the roads a lot, so watch out for them! The weather conditions in Lake District can change very quickly, so always check the weather forecast before starting a mountain hike and always be mindful of the route you are going to be taking back down.
Thanks for reading.