Exploring the United Kingdom's Lake District

United Kingdom

Alex Coleman

One of the most beautiful areas of the UK full of mountains, lakes and countryside!

Coming from the South East of England this is quite a drive (5/6 hours) but it's mainly on the motorway so not a difficult one! There is plenty of parking around in general but be prepared to pay for most of it, there isn't much in the way of places to quickly pull over for a photo. Most of the carparks won't cost more than £5 to park and nearly everything is free to get to afterwards. There is lots to see if you are interested in landscapes and it certainly offers some of the best in the UK. Be prepared for some fairly difficult treks to get up some of the mountains, they are steep and the wind gets very strong at the top so ensure you have suitable clothes to keep you warm! Some places are only a short walk away from the car park however like Buttermere and most of the lakes. Be prepared for the weather to change quickly so always check the forecasts and just be aware that lots of areas don't have much in the way of signal. 

Where we visited:

- Loughrigg Fell/Tarn
- Buttermere
- Rydal Water
- Dove Crag
- Derwent Water
- Whinlatter Forest
- Wrynose Pass


What to Pack:

- Backpack
- Camera/drone
- Good hiking boots and suitable clothing (some areas get very boggy)
- Water and snacks
- Torch

Here are some more images:

Rydal Water



Buttermere


Dove Crag

Published: November 11, 2017

Alex Coleman

Primary school teacher and amateur photographer. Sony A7 and DJI Mavic Pro.

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