Why I Love The Lake District

Why I Love The Lake District

We are so lucky in the United Kingdom to live in a country with such diversity. Through my love of the outdoors I have travelled a lot, but most of all I love to explore the breathtaking natural beauty that is right on our doorstep. The Lake District has been top of the list for many years and so, as part of the #PostcodePride campaign from PCA Predict, I thought I’d try and encapsulate what it is that makes the Lakes such a special place.

An Outdoor Lover’s Paradise

Firstly, it is without a doubt, a must-visit destination for any outdoor enthusiast. Whether your passion is walking, cycling, climbing, sailing or running, the Lake District offers unparalleled landscapes, challenging terrain and so many opportunities to push yourself to the limit.

The Lake District has summits to test even the hardiest hikers, here I am on top of Helvellyn on a particularly dismal day

Many people set out to conquer the ‘Wainwrights’, the 214 fells as laid out in Alfred Wainwright’s ‘Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells’, while others prefer a gentle stroll through woodland or around one of the many lakes.

Family Friendly

That’s another thing that I love about the Lake District: there really is something for everyone. We can’t always manage a long, arduous hike when we have a two year old tagging along, but there’s still plenty of places to visit and a plethora of easy, yet rewarding, family friendly walks.

There are some easy, flat walks around the lakes, like here at Derwent, that don’t scrimp on stunning scenery

There are also countless other activities and places to visit to keep everyone happy. From boat rides to museums, to ambling around castles and gardens, there is so much to see.

A Warm Welcome

We have stayed at several places in the Lake District, and we’ve never been disappointed. If it’s one thing that the Cumbrians do well, it’s hospitality.

Love this sign, it was certainly true of our toddler when we stayed at Lanefoot.

I think that above all, it is always the people that make a place extra special. The Lakes has such a warmth to it, such personality, and that can only come from the welcoming and friendly population. We always make a point of using local businesses and eating local produce and it has paid dividends. We’ve made some fabulous discoveries and met some real characters.

All Year Round

I can’t deny that the Lake District is a bit busy during the summer, however, it has so much to offer all year round. We went walking last autumn and it was spectacular.

The autumn colours look amazing in the Lake District, like here at Tarn Hows

As well as the stunning colours, there was also the added benefits of there being less people and cooler temperatures for walking. It has made me determined to go out hiking much more out of peak season.

It’s easy to take things for granted, especially when it’s on your doorstep, but we should all take much more #PostcodePride in the beautiful places across the UK. What is your favourite location?

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post






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