Lake District in the spring

We took a short break a few weeks ago, enjoying beautiful weather in the Lake District. Last time we were there, the government announced the November lockdown. We never thought it would be five months before we were allowed to be back and staying overnight. We enjoyed time out, some nice walks, catching up with family and a couple of friends and, of course, the unmatched scenery of the lakes and hills. These are a few landscape pictures I took.

Normal Bowness on Windermere is packed with tourists; that evening, there was hardly a soul around, just a couple of boats out on the water, a handful of passersby and some wildfowl starting to settle for the night.


Jetties at Bowness on Windermere


A view up Windermere at dusk

We managed a brief walk with the dogs through the woods near Rydal Water, a lovely winding path as the sun came out. Rydal and the surrounding hills and water is a gem of a place.


Path through the woods to Rydal Water

Thought I would get up a small hill for sunset one evening. Orrest Head is just a 20 minute steep walk from Windermere, very accessible, and a trig point and stunning views up and down the lake. Just handing around in the stillness of the spring evening while the sun set was a very chilled time.


At the top of Orrest Head, Windermere at sunset


Windermere lake north and distant fells after sunset

We drove to the end of Ullswater, to catch a ferry from Pooley Bridge to Howtown, just to enjoy the six mile walk back. A very blue sky day, and warm enough not to need coats. The walk was through fields and by farmland, always with the lake in view – just beautiful.


Pooley Bridge ferry pier looking out on Ullswater


Field and views on walk from Howtown to Pooley Bridge


Karen on the Ullswater steamer

The Lake District is always beautiful, inspires my faith every time I go. We hope to get back here soon. Thanks for taking a look at my photos. 🙂

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