Living in a city is great. And as my city is London, I have so many great things on my doorstep. The one thing I don’t have readily available, is peace and quiet. Genuine tranquility. Even Hyde Park can’t escape the muffled sirens of emergency vehicles or faint din of millions of people going about their day.
I love getting away from it all and hunkering down in a landscape that breeds peace and quiet as a default. In fact, I think it’s rather important to do so: it helps you to switch off and recharge your batteries; reminds you of the scale and fragility of our natural environments; and shows you an alternative perspective on life and living.
The Lake District is a stunning example of a place that offers you all of those things.
My family and I stayed in Keswick for a week and really enjoyed exploring all that ‘The Lakes’ has to offer. With two young kids in tow, it’s sometimes tricky to balance a holiday’s entertainment between them and us. But the Lake District struck that balance perfectly. We’d tire the kids out on something in the morning, have lunch and then go on a drive through the landscape so that they fell asleep and we could enjoy the views, stop and take pictures, etc.
Highlights from the trip included:
– Lakeside & Haverthwaite Heritage Railway at Lake Windermere
– The World of Beatrix Potter at Bowness-on-Windermere
– Whinlatter Forest Park near Braithwaite
– Boating on Derwent Water
– Driving over the Honister Pass
– The drive back from Whitehaven through the heart of the Lakes
The Lake District is an incredibly beautifully place, regardless of the weather. I thought I’d share some of my favourite shots.