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Sunset on Derwentwater

3 lessons from 3 years of living in the Lake District

I stepped off the last bus from Penrith to Keswick in 2019 with a backpack full of belongings and zero expectations, unaware of the beautiful, incredible adventure about to unfold.  As idyllic as it sounds, I wasn’t in the happiest of places at the time. I was recently back from a 3-month backpacking trip in […]

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Sam Read Bookseller Lake District

4 of the best independent bookshops in the Lake District

From Beatrix Potter to Arthur Ransome, John Ruskin, Wordsworth, Coleridge and the Romantics, the Lake District has long been the source of inspiration for authors, writers and poets. There is something quite wonderful about visiting a bookshop in an unfamiliar area – browsing the local authors, picking up a map, a specific guide to an […]

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