Cat Bells Lake District

Welcome to Look With New Eyes

My personal stories and travel guides from the English Lake District and beyond

From the gentle lake walks to hikes in the fells to where to find the best coffee and cake or beer to rest your weary feet after a day in the Lake District

Hi, I'm Rebecca

I ended up moving to the Lake District on a complete whim, recently back from a backpacking adventure in South America.

Whilst I loved all the years my nomadic adventures have bought me (more of those, below), I was ready to find a place to settle, to put down some roots.

Find out more about how I came to live in the Lake District and my adventures of living and working around the world - from the French Alps to New Zealand

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Planning your first trip to the English Lake District?

Start here with my introduction to each area - from the wild, desolate beauty of the Western Lakes to the bustle of Windermere and Keswick

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On the first Friday of the month, I'll send you a letter with the following....

✨Q&A with a person who has been inspired by or currently live in the Lake District - think artists, photographers, runners, chefs etc who will share their top tips and hidden gems for your Lake District adventure

✨A mini letter from me on more personal thoughts or experiences from living in the Lakes

✨ Books, podcasts, essays and articles from the Lake District and outdoor community to inspire you

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