This was my second visit to the Lakes this summer, the first being with Kim, Harrison and Dorothy during our Big British Adventure, and on both occasions I have been reminded that with the right weather there are few places in the UK that are as beautiful. It’s home to some of the most scenic landscapes in the UK, ranging from great mountain passes and craggy ridges to bottle-green valleys, omnipresent lakes and quintessentially English villages and hamlets. It was here that William Wordsworth wrote some of the greatest poetry ever written and another literary great, Beatrix Potter, was born.
For those who see little appeal in hanging off the side of a cliff, which is perfectly understandable, the Lakes is home to a variety of walks and cycling routes at all levels, and there are numerous little villages and towns where one can while away a few hours wondering the quaint streets and enjoying a leisurely tea and cake stop. Overseas travel will, for the foreseeable future, be difficult at best, and so there’s no better time to start looking closer to home for new experiences, and in the Lakes, we have one of the most perfect corners of the world to explore.