A Weekend in the Lakes!

I spent last weekend in the Lake District with my wife Julie celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary. We seem to visit the area once a year, usually for a just a weekend. Its a fantastic part of the country to visit and I wish I knew it better.

Whenever we visit we always visit the areas we know and it would be great to explore more. Last weekend we explored a couple of new areas, Wray Castle was great and we will certainly take our little girl there when we next visit. Its not a real castle having been built in 1840 but it is a beautiful house and a great place for kids to explore. After visiting the castle we had a lovely walk along the shores of Windermere to the Hawkshead ferry, about 4 miles in all. It is nice to be able to walk along the shore of the lake and get away from all the hotels and boat moorings.

The following shot was one I captured on this walk.

 Lake Windermere, Cumbria

Lake Windermere, Cumbria

Another location that we had never visited before was Post Knott. This is an area that belongs to the National Trust. Its quite a climb from Bowness but once you reach the top the views are spectacular. We would never have known about this location if it hadn't been mentioned by one of the boat skippers. We will certainly be revisiting this spot next time we are there.

This shot was captured overlooking Lake Windermere as the sun set.

 The view overlooking Lake Windermere from Post Knott.

The view overlooking Lake Windermere from Post Knott.

If anyone reading this post has never been to the Lake District then you are missing out. Get yourselves there and you won't be disappointed.