Walks in the Lake District, Best Views & Things to do in the Lakes

The Lake District or The Lakes 

The Lake District is in north-western England, in the county of Cumbria, sometimes also referred to as The Lakes or Lakeland. It is famous for it's beautiful natural scenery consisting of many lakes, forests and moutains. The Lake District was popularised in the early 19th century by Romantic Poets such as William Wordsworth and other Lake Poets.

blea tarn, lake district, ambleside, best view, best walk
Blea Tarn in the Lake District - looking towards the Langdale Pikes.
If I was to pick my top 5 views in the Lake District this would be in it.

Wild Camping at Hard Tarn, below Nethermost Pike, near Helvellyn, Lake District Walks

Wild Camping at Hard Tarn, Lake District

Some photo highlights from my Hard Tarn Wild Camping trip:

Wild Camping at hard tarn, lake district. Sunrise from Nethermost Pike looking east to Patterdale, Ullswater and the Pennines.
Sunrise from Nethermost Pike looking east to Patterdale and Ullswater where the mist is and the Pennines in the far distance.

Wild camping at Hard Tarn, Lake District, near Helvellyn.
Wild camping at Hard Tarn in the lake District, with High Craggs in the background.

A wander around The Alhambra

Photos of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Andalucia, Southern Spain


This blog post is a little different to the others on here - being that it's not a walk as such and it's all about architectural beauty rather than the beauty of the natural world. Nonetheless, I wanted to post the pics I took on here, as it was a truly stunning place, a wonder of the world.

The alhambra palace
The level of detail throughout The Alhambra is truly amazing,
it's got to be one of the most astounding pieces of architecture on the planet!

Lake District Weather and walking in the Lake District

The Lake District Weather & potential for all four seasons in a day

I have lived in Northern England all my life, and also travelled to quite a few places around the world, and I always say - when the weather is good in the Lake District - there is no where better.

However, the lakes is very changeable, and there would be no lakes if it didn't rain! Being a keen walker - I must say I don't particularly enjoy walking in the rain, however being a photographer I do love the ever changing sights & scenes that the four seasons bring to the lake district. You could look at the same view everyday and it can be quite different through the year, even from one day to the next - such is the weather of the lake district.