The Lake District

One of my favourite places in England is the Lake District, and last week my family and I took our trailer tent and camped up near Ambleside. Although we did experience some horrible weather whilst we set the tent up, luckily the campsite that we stayed on had a library - so we all sheltered in there and waited for the rain to clear up.

Our visit was short and sweet and we took advantage of the gorgeous weather by going on long walks up by the hills and near the lakes.

 On Tuesday we walked into Elterwater and up amongst the hills. We thought that we would do a circular route, but due to our poor map reading skills we ended up getting quite lost. Things went into a bit of a frenzy when both my brother and sister got stung by bees, which was actually the highlight of the day as it stopped their continuous and off tune singing.

On Wednesday we got a boat over to Sawrey and walked up to Hill Top Farm - which was where Beatrix Potter lived. This is a huge tourist attraction, along with the Beatrix Potter museum which we visited on the Thursday, and was swarming with people from all over England. It was a strange experience walking around the village where her story books came to life, as a lot of her inspiration came from the cottages and people who lived nearby.

We then went and walked to a beautiful tarn, which I have forgotten the name of. It was lovely sitting on the rocks and looking at the beautiful view that lay in front of us as we read our books, and had a rest from walking.

That night we went to Zeffirellis, a delicious Italian restaurant - which we later discovered was also a vegetarian place. This was fantastic for me (as I am a vegetarian) but not so good for the rest of my family, as they fancied pizza with a bit of meat on. They were not disappointed with their choices though, and we were treated to a delicious meal - it was a perfect ending to a lovely day.

Then, on Thursday (our last day) we visited our favourite place, the Beatrix Potter museum. You really can never be too old for this place, and every time we go to the Lake District we make it our mission to visit there. The museum has highly detailed sculptures of Beatrix's anthropomorphic characters with beautifully painted backdrops placed behind them. At the end of the magical exhibition, there is a gift shop with gorgeous merchandise and stuffed toys that you can buy to remind yourself of the experience. There is also a tea room that serves tea and cake in stunning willow patterned cups and saucers.

It is said without a shadow of a doubt that, due to the beautiful, idyllic scenery, the Lake District is one of the most visually stunning places in England. Attached below are some pictures from my trip, but no camera can ever do the views experienced by the eyes justice.



Thank you for reading, and I am hoping to write very soon - see you then!

Grace x


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