Wander the wood - Grasmere, Cumbria, England by Peter Quinn1

Wander the wood - Grasmere, Cumbria, England by Peter

The Fairy Steps, Arnside, Cumbria, UK. Legend has it that if you can walk up the Fairy Steps without touching the sides any wish will come true. Only for stick thin people!

The Fairy Steps, Arnside, Cumbria, UK. Legend has it that if you can walk up the Fairy Steps without touching the sides any wish will come true. Only for stick thin people! -- been here when I was younger, time to go back!

Six of the very best scenic road trips in the UK, Cumbria, Lake District, Grasmere Lake and village from Loughrigg Fell

Top 6 of the VERY BEST UK Road Trips

England Travel Inspiration - Six of the very best scenic road trips in the UK, Cumbria, Lake District, Grasmere Lake and village from Loughrigg Fell

The Lake District -- Andrew, Aaron, and I spent a week in Hawkshead a decade or so ago, exploring and enjoying Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth country.   Aaron hiked; Andrew and I walked.  It was superb!

Postcard map of the Lake District ,UK -- Lizzie Bennet was supposed to take a trip here. Fate intervened, and she ended up visiting Derbyshire.

1657 Chocolate House in Kendal, Lake District, Cumbria, North West England, UK

1657 Chocolate House in Kendal, Lake District, Cumbria, North West England, UK - serves 18 varieties of hot chocolate.

wanderthewood:  View down over Windermere from Loughrigg Fell - Cumbria, England by High Peak and Lowland

Loughrigg Fell: A marvelous hike in the Lake District offering spectacular views of Lake Windermere.That little ladder is called a stile. The structure allows hikers to safely cross over ancient stone walls that criss-cross the English countryside.

~St John's in the Vale is a glacial valley in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England~

~St John's in the Vale in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England~ Picturesque and oh so pretty - makes you want to go for a stroll doesn't it?

Swim: Cumbria has more than 80 lakes, meres, waters and tarns, making it the perfect place to enjoy a spot of wild swimming. The Lake District tends to be busy in summer but it is still possible to escape the crowds if you’re willing to explore.Even popular Ullswater, widely regarded as the most beautiful lake in England, has its share of secluded bays and beaches from which to enjoy a dip. Or hire a boat, fish for trout, dive, sail, canoe, catch the steamer or simply skim a pebble.

Swim: Cumbria has more than 80 lakes, meres, waters and tarns, making it the perfect place to enjoy a spot of wild swimming. The Lake District tends to be busy in summer but it is still possible to escape the crowds if you’re willing to explore.Even popul

National Trust looks for Derwent Island House tenants.  This 18th century home in Cumbria is only accessible by boat but well worth it.

Trust offers Lakes island home

The Dales Way - an 84-mile long  footpath in northern England - from Ilkley, West Yorkshire to Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England

The Dales Way is an Long Distance Footpath in Northern England, from Ilkley, West Yorkshire, to Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria. It passes through two National Parks: the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District National Park.

Castlerigg Stone Circle, near Keswick,  Lake District (England)~photo by Alan Novelli

A very hard frost had occurred overnight turning the ground white with rime. Then as the sun rose, the thin layer of Stratocumulus cloud-Fire and Ice - a perfect combination. Location: Castlerigg situated near Keswick in Cumbria, North West England.

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