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B O R R O W D A L E___⠀
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Some early mornings are worth getting up for and this is one of them.. Stunning sunrise scenes casting golden highlights over the morning mist.⠀
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Situated close to the historic market town of Keswick, the idyllic Borrowdale valley is surrounded by steep rugged crags (super popular amongst climbers), alongside sweeping fells and wooded valleys abundant with nature.⠀
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Extending from the south shores of Derwentwater the Borrowdale Valley is a top place to explore with a varied mix of walking options starting from the area.. ⠀
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From the high tops of Scafell Pike and Great Gable at the southern end of the valley to beautiful lower level fells such as Castle Crag and Grange Fell, whether you’re after a family stroll or something a little more challenging, Borrowdale has it all.⠀
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B O R R O W D A L E ⠀ ⠀ Some early mornings are worth getting up for and this is one of them.. Stunning sunrise scenes casting golden highlights over the morning mist.⠀ ⠀ Situated close to the historic market town of Keswick, the idyllic Borrowdale valley is surrounded by steep rugged crags (super popular amongst climbers), alongside sweeping fells and wooded valleys abundant with nature.⠀ ⠀ Extending from the south shores of Derwentwater the Borrowdale Valley is a top place to explore with a varied mix of walking options starting from the area.. ⠀ ⠀ From the high tops of Scafell Pike and Great Gable at the southern end of the valley to beautiful lower level fells such as Castle Crag and Grange Fell, whether you’re after a family stroll or something a little more challenging, Borrowdale has it all.⠀ ⠀ 📷 image by @scotty.stephenson ⠀ Tag #lovelakeswalks for a chance to feature 🙌🏻

Y E W  T R E E  F A R M___⠀
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The Iconic Yew Tree Farm perfectly centred around lush lowland rolling landscape creating strong quintessential Lakeland scenes..⠀
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Located in the picturesque valley of Coniston, Yew Tree Farm is one of the region’s most well recognised properties. Dating back to the early 17C and once owned by Beatrix Potter, this beautiful grade II listed building was used as her home in the film Miss Potter starring René Zellweger and Ewan McGregor.⠀
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However, despite its history, the property is still very much a working farm rearing Herdwick sheep and Belted Galloways.⠀
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For those keen to see the property, there are a number of pleasant lowland walks close by - such as Holme Fell, which passes the farm, starting from the car park at Glen Mary Bridge, and has rewarding views of Coniston Water from its summit which Wainwright describes as ‘the best place for viewing the lake’. Alternatively, for those after a flatter walk, the popular 1.5 mile circular of Tarn How’s is a great option with stunning scenery and an abundance of photography opportunities.⠀
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Y E W T R E E F A R M ⠀ ⠀ The Iconic Yew Tree Farm perfectly centred around lush lowland rolling landscape creating strong quintessential Lakeland scenes..⠀ ⠀ Located in the picturesque valley of Coniston, Yew Tree Farm is one of the region’s most well recognised properties. Dating back to the early 17C and once owned by Beatrix Potter, this beautiful grade II listed building was used as her home in the film Miss Potter starring René Zellweger and Ewan McGregor.⠀ ⠀ However, despite its history, the property is still very much a working farm rearing Herdwick sheep and Belted Galloways.⠀ ⠀ For those keen to see the property, there are a number of pleasant lowland walks close by - such as Holme Fell, which passes the farm, starting from the car park at Glen Mary Bridge, and has rewarding views of Coniston Water from its summit which Wainwright describes as ‘the best place for viewing the lake’. Alternatively, for those after a flatter walk, the popular 1.5 mile

S C O U T  S C A R___⠀
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Pinky hues poking out of otherwise foggy scenes from Scout Scar..⠀
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Sitting to the west of Kendal lies the prominent limestone escarpment of Scout Scar.⠀
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Starting from a car park on Kendal to Underbarrow road (approximately 1.5 miles outside Kendal), Scout Scar offers a short easy option for families or the unhurried rambler after a relaxing stroll with beautiful summit views to savour. ⠀
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Sat prominently at the top of the scar you’ll find the Mushroom Shelter - erected in 1912, the old structure provides a handy view finder of the surrounding fells and makes a great lunch or rest stop to enjoy the views whatever the weather.⠀
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With the low lying fells of Kendal to Windermere stretched before you and the higher fells of Coniston Old Man, the classic Langdale skyline and Kentmere Horseshoe in the distance, the scenic location scores highly on hillscape points.. On a particularly clear day, you may even be able to pick out Blackpool Tower.⠀
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For those looking to pack in more miles, there are options to extend the walk across the scar or start from Kendal.⠀
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S C O U T S C A R ⠀ ⠀ Pinky hues poking out of otherwise foggy scenes from Scout Scar..⠀ ⠀ Sitting to the west of Kendal lies the prominent limestone escarpment of Scout Scar.⠀ ⠀ Starting from a car park on Kendal to Underbarrow road (approximately 1.5 miles outside Kendal), Scout Scar offers a short easy option for families or the unhurried rambler after a relaxing stroll with beautiful summit views to savour. ⠀ ⠀ Sat prominently at the top of the scar you’ll find the Mushroom Shelter - erected in 1912, the old structure provides a handy view finder of the surrounding fells and makes a great lunch or rest stop to enjoy the views whatever the weather.⠀ ⠀ With the low lying fells of Kendal to Windermere stretched before you and the higher fells of Coniston Old Man, the classic Langdale skyline and Kentmere Horseshoe in the distance, the scenic location scores highly on hillscape points.. On a particularly clear day, you may even be able to pick out Blackpool

Heading to the hills? Don’t let the rain dampen your enthusiasm..
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We’ve had our fair share of less than ideal conditions over the last couple of months, which can be an off put for many with regards to getting out there and enjoying the great outdoors..⠀
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But why should it be? Walking in the rain can often cool your head, balance emotions and bring a fresh sense of perspective to situations. It can also change our association with place, bringing atmospheric scenes to otherwise familiar landscapes and creating unique photo opportunities. E.g. dramatic cloud formations filling the skies either side of a downpour or momentary rays of other-worldly light illuminating moody scenes.⠀
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More so, it gives us space as fewer people roam out in such conditions - creating a feeling of real exclusivity/tranquility and a greater chance of uninterrupted headspace.⠀
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Walking in the rain can also just be great fun, adding an extra sensory dimension to your adventures, especially when shared with friends and family - the grass can look greener, the smell of the trees and plants are sharper and sounds of streams and waterfalls are more intense, you may even be lucky enough to spot a rainbow. 🌈✨⠀
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So, don those waterproofs and embrace the weather, it may even enhance the experience! ⠀
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Images in order of appearance:⠀
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1. Keswick - @pmamont ⠀
2. Buttermere - @aneesa.sidat⠀
3. Borrowdale Valley - @jamesbanksphoto⠀
4. Coniston - @jwmarrsphoto⠀
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Heading to the hills? Don’t let the rain dampen your enthusiasm.. ⠀ We’ve had our fair share of less than ideal conditions over the last couple of months, which can be an off put for many with regards to getting out there and enjoying the great outdoors..⠀ ⠀ But why should it be? Walking in the rain can often cool your head, balance emotions and bring a fresh sense of perspective to situations. It can also change our association with place, bringing atmospheric scenes to otherwise familiar landscapes and creating unique photo opportunities. E.g. dramatic cloud formations filling the skies either side of a downpour or momentary rays of other-worldly light illuminating moody scenes.⠀ ⠀ More so, it gives us space as fewer people roam out in such conditions - creating a feeling of real exclusivity/tranquility and a greater chance of uninterrupted headspace.⠀ ⠀ Walking in the rain can also just be great fun, adding an extra sensory dimension to your adventures,

W A L L A  C R A G⠀
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Up close and personal with a pretty patch of heather on Walla Crag..⠀
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Getting outside and heading off to the hills is great for grabbing some headspace and can work wonders for mental wellbeing.. ⠀

Sometimes, life can feel pretty heavy and everything becomes an effort, yet pushing through those feelings and getting a good walk in can help to reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue, whilst improve mood, self esteem and sleep quality.. ⠀
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The photo featured is by @Jamesbanksphoto who shares his emotions prior to taking the shot and how the outdoors can provide a natural remedy during those stressful times:⠀
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“I’ll be honest, I didn’t even want to leave the house on the day in question.⠀
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I’ve been suffering from a bulging disc in my back and at times it’s been quite debilitating. On top of the obvious back pain that goes with it, it’s also really depressing.⠀
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Not being able to get out and do the things you love as you never know when you could land yourself bed bound for a few days or weeks.⠀
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Up until the day I took this shot I’d been really down. Drinking too much, exercising less, generally unhappy and not doing the things that make me happy.⠀
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I relunctantly dragged myself out of the house only to get to my destination and sit in the car for 10 minutes or so, convincing myself not to turn around and go home.⠀
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The human brain is a powerful thing but it’s not always got our best interests at heart.⠀
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I headed up via the steep route, which was pretty exhilarating and a good test of my waning fitness levels. Almost immediately the endorphins kicked in, and coupled with the superb views and anticipation of getting some decent snaps, my mood instantly improved.⠀
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I guess what I’m saying is that the longer you let depression, anxiety etc control you, the longer it will control you.⠀
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Anyways at least someone read all the way to the end 😊”⠀
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📷 Image by @jamesbanksphoto⠀
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W A L L A C R A G⠀ ⠀ Up close and personal with a pretty patch of heather on Walla Crag..⠀ ⠀ Getting outside and heading off to the hills is great for grabbing some headspace and can work wonders for mental wellbeing.. ⠀ Sometimes, life can feel pretty heavy and everything becomes an effort, yet pushing through those feelings and getting a good walk in can help to reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue, whilst improve mood, self esteem and sleep quality.. ⠀ ⠀ The photo featured is by @Jamesbanksphoto who shares his emotions prior to taking the shot and how the outdoors can provide a natural remedy during those stressful times:⠀ ⠀ “I’ll be honest, I didn’t even want to leave the house on the day in question.⠀ ⠀ I’ve been suffering from a bulging disc in my back and at times it’s been quite debilitating. On top of the obvious back pain that goes with it, it’s also really depressing.⠀ ⠀ Not being able to get out and do the things you love as you never

L I N G M O O R  F E L L___⠀
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Stunning morning light illuminating the iconic peaks of the Langdale Pikes from Lingmoor Fell..⠀
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At a modest height of 469m, Lingmoor Fell is situated 5miles outside the village of Ambleside and divides the familiar valleys of Great Langdale and Little Langdale.⠀
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Although the altitude may not bowl you over, standing alone from its higher neighbours, Lingmoors strategic position between the two the valleys makes it a top viewpoint for taking in the Langdale Pikes, Bowfell and the Coniston fells.⠀
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Starting and finishing at the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, this moderate level Wainwright make a great half day family adventure or quick blast if you have a couple of hours to spare.⠀
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L I N G M O O R F E L L ⠀ ⠀ Stunning morning light illuminating the iconic peaks of the Langdale Pikes from Lingmoor Fell..⠀ ⠀ At a modest height of 469m, Lingmoor Fell is situated 5miles outside the village of Ambleside and divides the familiar valleys of Great Langdale and Little Langdale.⠀ ⠀ Although the altitude may not bowl you over, standing alone from its higher neighbours, Lingmoors strategic position between the two the valleys makes it a top viewpoint for taking in the Langdale Pikes, Bowfell and the Coniston fells.⠀ ⠀ Starting and finishing at the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, this moderate level Wainwright make a great half day family adventure or quick blast if you have a couple of hours to spare.⠀ ⠀ 📷 image by @jamesbanksphoto Tag #lovelakeswalks to feature 👌🏻

S I L V E R  H O W___

Dramatic early morning scenes from Silver How as clouds part and light pours over Grasmere.. Looking over the pretty chocolate box village of Grasmere, Silver How forms part of the Blea Rigg ridge which bisects Grasmere from the Langdale Valley.

Starting in Grasmere village, at just under 5km, Silver How is a fairly easy short circular walk, which delivers all the charm and natural beauty you’d expect from Grasmere.

From the summit, there are super views over Grasmere village and lake, which takes in a number of surrounding fell classics such as Helm Crag, Steel Fell, Heron Pike and Fairfield.

On the descent back to the village, the route passes Allan Bank - the former home of William Wordsworth.. Now National Trust owned, the house offers a very worthwhile visit  for post walk refreshments, an amble around the pretty woodland garden or exploring the numerous activity rooms offering up a creative mix of things to keep the whole family entertained. 📷 image by @will.holligan 
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S I L V E R H O W Dramatic early morning scenes from Silver How as clouds part and light pours over Grasmere.. Looking over the pretty chocolate box village of Grasmere, Silver How forms part of the Blea Rigg ridge which bisects Grasmere from the Langdale Valley. Starting in Grasmere village, at just under 5km, Silver How is a fairly easy short circular walk, which delivers all the charm and natural beauty you’d expect from Grasmere. From the summit, there are super views over Grasmere village and lake, which takes in a number of surrounding fell classics such as Helm Crag, Steel Fell, Heron Pike and Fairfield. On the descent back to the village, the route passes Allan Bank - the former home of William Wordsworth.. Now National Trust owned, the house offers a very worthwhile visit for post walk refreshments, an amble around the pretty woodland garden or exploring the numerous activity rooms offering up a creative mix of things to keep the whole family entertained. 📷 image

S T I C K L E  T A R N___⠀
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Adventure awaits, go find it..⠀
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Epic canvas framed sunrise scene looking out to Stickle Tarn, a popular wild camping spot for mini adventure baggers.⠀
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Sitting below the stunning backdrop of Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark in the beautiful Langdale Valley, the tarn is a great place to visit with plenty of options to extend your adventures further a field. ⠀
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Starting from the popular New Dungeon Ghyll pub, follow the steep but relatively short lived path beside Stickle Ghyll making sure you take time out to pause and take in the stunning waterfalls and rock pools cut into the mountainside along the way. ⠀
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After a few short scrambles over rocky outcrop, Stickle Tarn will emerge into view as the landscape opens up and ground levels out. ⠀
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The tarn makes a great picnic spot to take a break and and enjoy the scenic setting before retracing your steps. To extend the outing, why not head up Pavey Ark or for those keen to crank up the miles, a circuit of the Langdale Pikes is a well trodden classic which is sure to satisfy.⠀
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S T I C K L E T A R N ⠀ ⠀ Adventure awaits, go find it..⠀ ⠀ Epic canvas framed sunrise scene looking out to Stickle Tarn, a popular wild camping spot for mini adventure baggers.⠀ ⠀ Sitting below the stunning backdrop of Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark in the beautiful Langdale Valley, the tarn is a great place to visit with plenty of options to extend your adventures further a field. ⠀ ⠀ Starting from the popular New Dungeon Ghyll pub, follow the steep but relatively short lived path beside Stickle Ghyll making sure you take time out to pause and take in the stunning waterfalls and rock pools cut into the mountainside along the way. ⠀ ⠀ After a few short scrambles over rocky outcrop, Stickle Tarn will emerge into view as the landscape opens up and ground levels out. ⠀ ⠀ The tarn makes a great picnic spot to take a break and and enjoy the scenic setting before retracing your steps. To extend the outing, why not head up Pavey Ark or for those keen to crank up

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H A W E S W A T E R___⠀
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If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change..⠀
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Awesome first light aerial scenes over Haweswater from Harter Fell.⠀
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Nestled in the valley of Mardale, Haweswater reservoir is one of the larger Lake District bodies of water at 4 miles long, 1/2 mile wide and a depth of 200ft.⠀
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In terms of walking, Haweswater makes a great option for those after an easy flat lakeshore trail, whilst covering a fair few miles in the process.⠀
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The area is one of the less frequented parts of the national park, so you can expect a relaxing peaceful walk in a beautiful setting on good paths. ⠀
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At just over 10 miles, the path circles the perimeter of the water with some picturesque woodland sections and interesting features to visit along the way such as Measand Beck and The Forces waterfalls, plus the RSPB Haweswater Nature Reserve - don’t forget to keep an eye out for birds including Buzzard, Pereguine and Redstart.⠀
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📷 image by @dan.thwaites⠀
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⠀ H A W E S W A T E R ⠀ ⠀ If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change..⠀ ⠀ Awesome first light aerial scenes over Haweswater from Harter Fell.⠀ ⠀ Nestled in the valley of Mardale, Haweswater reservoir is one of the larger Lake District bodies of water at 4 miles long, 1/2 mile wide and a depth of 200ft.⠀ ⠀ In terms of walking, Haweswater makes a great option for those after an easy flat lakeshore trail, whilst covering a fair few miles in the process.⠀ ⠀ The area is one of the less frequented parts of the national park, so you can expect a relaxing peaceful walk in a beautiful setting on good paths. ⠀ ⠀ At just over 10 miles, the path circles the perimeter of the water with some picturesque woodland sections and interesting features to visit along the way such as Measand Beck and The Forces waterfalls, plus the RSPB Haweswater Nature Reserve - don’t forget to keep an eye out for birds including Buzzard, Pereguine and

L A T R I G G__⠀
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At a mere 368m, Latrigg is the least mountainous of the Skiddaw Fells.. However, for the position, accessibility and friendly slopes, there is little that can top it.⠀
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Boasting breathtaking views over the popular market town of Keswick, Derwentwater and the valley of Borrowdale, it is most certainly one for the ‘must do’ list when visiting the area.⠀
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At around 3 miles from Keswick, it is an easy up and down route that makes a convenient choice if you’re looking for a chilled fell experience as part of a relaxing break away. It’s also possible to park closer to the summit at Latrigg carpark and follow the well surfaced path to the top.. Great for those fancying a quick stroll and leg stretch or individuals with mobility problems.⠀
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L A T R I G G ⠀ ⠀ At a mere 368m, Latrigg is the least mountainous of the Skiddaw Fells.. However, for the position, accessibility and friendly slopes, there is little that can top it.⠀ ⠀ Boasting breathtaking views over the popular market town of Keswick, Derwentwater and the valley of Borrowdale, it is most certainly one for the ‘must do’ list when visiting the area.⠀ ⠀ At around 3 miles from Keswick, it is an easy up and down route that makes a convenient choice if you’re looking for a chilled fell experience as part of a relaxing break away. It’s also possible to park closer to the summit at Latrigg carpark and follow the well surfaced path to the top.. Great for those fancying a quick stroll and leg stretch or individuals with mobility problems.⠀ ⠀ 📷 image by @portraitofred⠀ Tag #lovelakeswalks to feature 🙌🏻

M I C R O A D V E N T U R E S___⠀
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Beautiful evening light as the sun dips between Scafell and Scafell Pike from a stunning wild camping spot..⠀
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Some weekend inspo for escaping the ordinary, getting out there, exploring new places and doing exciting things.. You don’t need to trek across the world or scale the highest mountains to bag a microadventure - A concept coined by @al_humphreys to describe a mini epic that’s ‘short simple and local yet challenging, refreshing and rewarding’.⠀
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So whether it’s wild camping or swimming, taking to a lake in a canoe, heading up your local fell, watching the sunset on a beach or even going for a walk under the stars, make time to enjoy the outdoors, live curiously, savour new experiences and create awesome memory making adventures! ⛰💚🌿
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M I C R O A D V E N T U R E S ⠀ ⠀ Beautiful evening light as the sun dips between Scafell and Scafell Pike from a stunning wild camping spot..⠀ ⠀ Some weekend inspo for escaping the ordinary, getting out there, exploring new places and doing exciting things.. You don’t need to trek across the world or scale the highest mountains to bag a microadventure - A concept coined by @al humphreys to describe a mini epic that’s ‘short simple and local yet challenging, refreshing and rewarding’.⠀ ⠀ So whether it’s wild camping or swimming, taking to a lake in a canoe, heading up your local fell, watching the sunset on a beach or even going for a walk under the stars, make time to enjoy the outdoors, live curiously, savour new experiences and create awesome memory making adventures! ⛰💚🌿 ⠀ 📷 image by @johnshedwickphotography⠀ ⠀ Tag #lovelakeswalks to feature 🙌🏻⠀ ⠀

G U M M E R ‘ S  H O W___

Chilled sunset vibes as the last boat heads sleepily down Windermere beneath deep red skies developed from the setting sun.. Located on the south side of Windermere, near Newby Bridge, Gummer’s How offers spectacular panoramic views of Windermere backdropped by the surrounding rolling fells.

Starting at Gummer’s How Forestry Commission car park, at its humble height of 321m and under two miles to reach the summit and back, this gentle amble makes the perfect option for those looking for an introductory fell walk experience or for families with little ones ready to embark on their first micro adventure. With super effort to view ratio scenes at the top, be sure to take a picnic to absorb the stunning surrounds and really savour the moment.. To extend the walk, it is possible to adventure on along the undulating top running parallel to Windermere for some bonus panoramic lake views before returning back the way you came. 📷 photo by @will.holligan 
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G U M M E R ‘ S H O W Chilled sunset vibes as the last boat heads sleepily down Windermere beneath deep red skies developed from the setting sun.. Located on the south side of Windermere, near Newby Bridge, Gummer’s How offers spectacular panoramic views of Windermere backdropped by the surrounding rolling fells. Starting at Gummer’s How Forestry Commission car park, at its humble height of 321m and under two miles to reach the summit and back, this gentle amble makes the perfect option for those looking for an introductory fell walk experience or for families with little ones ready to embark on their first micro adventure. With super effort to view ratio scenes at the top, be sure to take a picnic to absorb the stunning surrounds and really savour the moment.. To extend the walk, it is possible to adventure on along the undulating top running parallel to Windermere for some bonus panoramic lake views before returning back the way you came. 📷 photo by @will.holligan

R Y D A L  W A T E R___⠀
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Calm silent scenes over Rydal Water as gorgeous golden hues bathe the lush landscape and burn off final remnants of early morning mist..⠀
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Nestled in between Ambleside and Grasmere, Rydal Water makes a great south lakes walking location with both flat and hillier options depending on preference.⠀
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For those after a low level tranquil ‘round the lake’ amble, Rydal Water doesn’t disappoint. This exceptionally pretty area was the inspiration for much of the poetry of William Wordsworth and it is easy to see why. This option can also be extended to include the neighbouring waters of Grasmere with a recommended stop at the pebble beach (located at its southern end) to admire the view!⠀
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For those those keen for loftier ventures, why not head up Loughrigg - a great family Wainwright option with amazing scenes over Grasmere and surrounding fells from the top.⠀
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Whichever style of walk takes your fancy, be sure to drop by Rydal Cave - a large amphitheater of slate complete with an inviting stepping stone entrance enabling access across a shallow pool full of small fish (including goldfish allegedly).. Great mini adventure ground for both kids and big kids a like!⠀
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R Y D A L W A T E R ⠀ ⠀ Calm silent scenes over Rydal Water as gorgeous golden hues bathe the lush landscape and burn off final remnants of early morning mist..⠀ ⠀ Nestled in between Ambleside and Grasmere, Rydal Water makes a great south lakes walking location with both flat and hillier options depending on preference.⠀ ⠀ For those after a low level tranquil ‘round the lake’ amble, Rydal Water doesn’t disappoint. This exceptionally pretty area was the inspiration for much of the poetry of William Wordsworth and it is easy to see why. This option can also be extended to include the neighbouring waters of Grasmere with a recommended stop at the pebble beach (located at its southern end) to admire the view!⠀ ⠀ For those those keen for loftier ventures, why not head up Loughrigg - a great family Wainwright option with amazing scenes over Grasmere and surrounding fells from the top.⠀ ⠀ Whichever style of walk takes your fancy, be sure to drop by Rydal Cave - a

B U T T E R M E R E___⠀
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Atmospheric moody scenes over Buttermere against a fell side backdrop of streaky canvas-esque reddy hues..⠀
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At 4.5 miles (taking approx 1-2hrs), Buttermere is one of the best ‘round-the-lake’ walks in the Lake District. With a path skirting around its edge and unbroken hill slopes sweeping up from its shoreline in dramatic fashion, it makes a great option for a relaxing super scenic summers afternoon amble or evening stroll.⠀
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For those after something a little more upward trending, why not combine the lake walk with a venture up Haystacks - Alfred Wainwright’s favourite fell!⠀
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B U T T E R M E R E ⠀ ⠀ Atmospheric moody scenes over Buttermere against a fell side backdrop of streaky canvas-esque reddy hues..⠀ ⠀ At 4.5 miles (taking approx 1-2hrs), Buttermere is one of the best ‘round-the-lake’ walks in the Lake District. With a path skirting around its edge and unbroken hill slopes sweeping up from its shoreline in dramatic fashion, it makes a great option for a relaxing super scenic summers afternoon amble or evening stroll.⠀ ⠀ For those after something a little more upward trending, why not combine the lake walk with a venture up Haystacks - Alfred Wainwright’s favourite fell!⠀ ⠀ 📷 photo by @mjowenhughes Tag #lovelakeswalks to feature 🙌🏻

T H I R L M E R E  R E S E R V O I R___⠀
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Sweet aerial scenes over Thirlmire Reservoir creating a very different perspective of the area..⠀
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Thirlmere reservoir was constructed in 1894 when the area was dammed and flooded, drowning the villages of Armboth and Wythburn in the process.⠀
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Although not typically considered a honeypot for walkers, it makes a scenic quaint alternative to the usual footfall areas. ⠀
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Surrounded by dramatic high rising fells on all sides, including Helvellyn - England’s third highest mountain, with a wealth of woodland weaving around large sections of its shoreline, the area is rich in natural beauty.⠀
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At around 10 miles, looping the entirety of the lake is no gentle stroll. However, for those after a more chilled out affair, there are a number of shorter walk and trail options waiting to be explored.⠀
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📷  image by @s.tomlinson_photography⠀
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T H I R L M E R E R E S E R V O I R ⠀ ⠀ Sweet aerial scenes over Thirlmire Reservoir creating a very different perspective of the area..⠀ ⠀ Thirlmere reservoir was constructed in 1894 when the area was dammed and flooded, drowning the villages of Armboth and Wythburn in the process.⠀ ⠀ Although not typically considered a honeypot for walkers, it makes a scenic quaint alternative to the usual footfall areas. ⠀ ⠀ Surrounded by dramatic high rising fells on all sides, including Helvellyn - England’s third highest mountain, with a wealth of woodland weaving around large sections of its shoreline, the area is rich in natural beauty.⠀ ⠀ At around 10 miles, looping the entirety of the lake is no gentle stroll. However, for those after a more chilled out affair, there are a number of shorter walk and trail options waiting to be explored.⠀ ⠀ 📷 image by @s.tomlinson photography⠀ Tag #lovelakeswalks for a chance to feature 🙌🏻

A I R A  F O R C E___⠀
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Energy flows where intention goes..⠀
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Wild scenes of Aira Force in full rip roaring flow..⠀
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Aira Force is, perhaps, the most famous waterfall in the Lake District, where rain water runs from the fells into Aira Beck before cascading 70ft with a thundering roar over the falls.⠀
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To begin the walk, it is best to start from the NT Carpark, close to the foot of the falls, or the nearby parking area on Dockray road.⠀
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Upon experiencing the impressive scenes of the falls, as a welcomed contrast, why not escape the visitor crowds and head up Gowbarrow Fell following a much quieter path alongside the river.⠀
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Continuing upstream, you will eventually emerge from the confines of the gorge to reach the summit, where you can enjoy expansive views over Ullswater and beyond.⠀
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📷 photo by @gtc_landscapephotography⠀
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A I R A F O R C E ⠀ ⠀ Energy flows where intention goes..⠀ ⠀ Wild scenes of Aira Force in full rip roaring flow..⠀ ⠀ Aira Force is, perhaps, the most famous waterfall in the Lake District, where rain water runs from the fells into Aira Beck before cascading 70ft with a thundering roar over the falls.⠀ ⠀ To begin the walk, it is best to start from the NT Carpark, close to the foot of the falls, or the nearby parking area on Dockray road.⠀ ⠀ Upon experiencing the impressive scenes of the falls, as a welcomed contrast, why not escape the visitor crowds and head up Gowbarrow Fell following a much quieter path alongside the river.⠀ ⠀ Continuing upstream, you will eventually emerge from the confines of the gorge to reach the summit, where you can enjoy expansive views over Ullswater and beyond.⠀ ⠀ 📷 photo by @gtc landscapephotography⠀ ⠀ Tag #lovelakeswalks for a chance to feature 🙌🏻

B L U E B E L L  W O O D___

Live life in full bloom.. 🌸🌸✨ Swipe ➡️➡️➡️.. Dubbed by Ruskin as ‘the gateway to paradise’, bluebell wood at @muncastercastle, near Ravenglass, is one of the best places in the UK to view these enchanting flowers. 
When in bloom, the coppice woodlands offer a spectacularly scenic walk through a beautiful undulating blanket of blue/purple scenes, creating a memorable uplifting experience. 
Best visited from mid April - mid May, the bluebell walk is a must if visiting the Lake District during this period. 📷 image by @jenfish504 
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B L U E B E L L W O O D Live life in full bloom.. 🌸🌸✨ Swipe ➡️➡️➡️.. Dubbed by Ruskin as ‘the gateway to paradise’, bluebell wood at @muncastercastle, near Ravenglass, is one of the best places in the UK to view these enchanting flowers. When in bloom, the coppice woodlands offer a spectacularly scenic walk through a beautiful undulating blanket of blue/purple scenes, creating a memorable uplifting experience. Best visited from mid April - mid May, the bluebell walk is a must if visiting the Lake District during this period. 📷 image by @jenfish504 Tag #lovelakeswalks for a chance to feature 💯👌🏻

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S L A T E R ‘ S  B R I D G E____⠀
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🐣 Happy Easter! 🐣.. Awesome weather for bagging some epic fell adventures this weekend! 😜⠀
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Atmosphere scenes from Slater’s Bridge, Little Langdale - an ancient 16C packhorse bridge which enabled quarry men of the time to cross the River Brathay for easy access to the nearby workings.⠀
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For a chilled feature rich family walk, approach the bridge from the quaint village of Elterwater, not forgetting a picnic to enjoy those sweet green utopian scenes.. From there head over a stile/gate up to Cathedral Quarry - the tunnel entrance is clearly marked with a notice from the NT. The short tunnel opens up to an impressive manmade cavern with a large skylight illuminating the chamber. ⠀
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From here, there are various tunnels to explore and a light scrambling section at the back of the cave which exits a little higher up than the entrance you came in from. Although a great adventure for kids and big kids, as always, care must be taken around the quarry area.⠀
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Once suitably explored, re-join the path where you entered the quarry and continue the walk back to Elterwater.. At approx 4.5 miles and predominantly well pathed, it makes a top circular route option for those after a relaxing low level walk with plenty of interest.⠀
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📷 photo by @mhoopsphotography ⠀
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⠀ S L A T E R ‘ S B R I D G E ⠀ ⠀ 🐣 Happy Easter! 🐣.. Awesome weather for bagging some epic fell adventures this weekend! 😜⠀ ⠀ Atmosphere scenes from Slater’s Bridge, Little Langdale - an ancient 16C packhorse bridge which enabled quarry men of the time to cross the River Brathay for easy access to the nearby workings.⠀ ⠀ For a chilled feature rich family walk, approach the bridge from the quaint village of Elterwater, not forgetting a picnic to enjoy those sweet green utopian scenes.. From there head over a stile/gate up to Cathedral Quarry - the tunnel entrance is clearly marked with a notice from the NT. The short tunnel opens up to an impressive manmade cavern with a large skylight illuminating the chamber. ⠀ ⠀ From here, there are various tunnels to explore and a light scrambling section at the back of the cave which exits a little higher up than the entrance you came in from. Although a great adventure for kids and big kids, as always, care

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