Posts in 'Personal Stories'

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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Lake District quote

How I came to live in the Lake District

Standing in the middle of Booths supermarket in Keswick, I wasn’t quite sure what to do next. Where to go, how to fill the time. Tears of panic trickling down my face.  Outside, the rain continued to pour down in the early March gloom. I had two hours before my interview at the youth hostel. […]

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Latrigg Lake District

On the places that made me…Latrigg, the Lake District

“If you feel like it once you’ve unpacked, Latrigg is a nice easy hike, over there’. I followed Helen’s gaze outside my empty bedroom window, across the shallow river to a perfectly shaped hill, shrouded on one side in woods. Despite being around 350m, it looked huge. Whilst one part of me was keen for […]

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