On my travels through the UK in December, I had the wonderful experience of exploring the Lake District in the north of England.
My family and I stayed in a cabin near the town of Bowness on Lake Windermere, and the area totally captivated me, as it’s known to do for all visitors who wander here.
For those of you who don’t know, I LOVE mossy views, and I was in Heaven with the abundance of it here.
The afternoon we arrived, the sun was shining, and the view of the lake was truly spectacular, as we watched the sun set, slowly over the hills.
The following days the weather was not so kind to us. The roads flooded terribly, and the rain was unrelenting, along with the occasional bout of hail! But we made the most of the bad weather, by driving around the beautiful countryside for the day.
The next day, we braved the rain and hail for a hike, which took us to Rydal Caves and beyond. It was a wonderful day, with the most special views. There was snow visible on the distant mountains, and the second cave was very unique – stepping stones and all.
The view was ever changing and so beautiful around every bend and climb.
In the afternoon, we made the short, but steep ascent up to Orrest Head Viewpoint. There, we had an incredible 360 degree view of the lakes and countryside, plus watching the full moon rise up over the hill.
The Lake District was truly stunning. I could totally understand how the great writers, Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth, cherished their lives up in this beautiful part of England. I’ll certainly return, but I might try and avoid the hail and flooding next time.