After the bright and busy days of summer comes the soft coolness of autumn in the Lake District. With the crowds easing and the days shortening, it’s one of my favourite times of the year here. Wrapping up in chunky jumpers, kicking through the autumn leaves and returning home to steaming mugs of tea when […]Read More
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After leaving the Hawkshead valley only once during being on lockdown at the hostel, I was beginning to feel frustrated and restless. At the end of April I also sustained a knee injury from running which rendered my usual adventures to shuffles around the hostel grounds. I missed going to find a random tarn or […]Read More
Wild camping, skinny dipping & learning to run: 10 highlights from a heartfelt summer in the Lake District
This post has been sat in my draft folder since early September when the summer days were melting into autumn, and the evenings outside still beckoned. Somehow the weeks have slipped past and suddenly? Well, it’s almost Christmas. I had every intention of spending more time writing for my blog this summer, but I’ve found […]Read More
I’m sat writing this in Mathelides a cool, airy Nordic cafe in Grasmere, with views over to Helm Crag. I had lunch here on my very first week in the Lake District back in April, and as I sit here and type, I’m reflecting on how incredible the last 3 months have been, and how […]Read More
“What a remarkable place”, Albert mused as his eyes gazed out through the window over the next section of the Cumbria Way, earthy brown from the spring heather and disappearing off into the afternoon drizzle. The path was guarded by various fells (Cumbrian/Old Norse for hills/mountains) with wonderfully mysterious names: Great Calva, Knott and Bowscale. […]Read More
If you are looking for an easy, scenic walk in the Lake District, a circular walk around Buttermere lake is a perfect choice, with views of the towering Fleetwith Pike on a clear day and cheeky little ice cream stop halfway around! The walk at a glance Type of walk Circular lake walk with a […]Read More