I've been keeping this trip a secret for a while now, but I can't quite believe that I've been living in the UK for the past five years and I had not yet been to the Lake District. How did this happen? Especially with my passion for photography, I'd been dying for a trip like this for years now, but never really pushed forward and attempted to make it happen. I know...shame on me, right? I kept browsing through the Internet, constantly looking at all the beautiful and breathtaking landscapes around the Lake District, but never took it any further. I guess, with having bought a house this year, money has been a bit of an obstacle. But when there's a will, there's a way! From a photography perspective, the Lake District is the ultimate and perfect location to get lost and document the beautiful sights. Some even say it has the nicest views in the whole of the UK. Big statement? I was hoping to find the assurance I needed with this trip.
So, now that the introduction is out there, it's time to get started. So, do yourself a favour and grab a cup of coffee, tea, juice, or whatever you fancy, because this trip is worth reading about!
I felt like it was time to fix things, when it comes to the Lake District! I've always had this vision of camping or even glamping in the most secluded, calm and peaceful areas of the UK, mostly surrounded by nature and as far away from civilization as possible. I envisioned staying somewhere where you could hear the birds sing before dawn; where you could wake up to see the sun rise from the top of a mountain; where you'd then heat up a cup of coffee and enjoy a breakfast with a view, right before hiking the most beautiful trails and taking insane landscape photography pieces...
A while back, I started looking into glamping spots in the Lake District in the hope of redeeming myself for never having visited the Lakes. I used to be a girl scout when I was younger, so I've had my fair share of camping when I was a child. But nothing quite compares to camping or glamping as an adult. The freedom you feel is incredible, and being surrounded by nature can recharge your batteries from the stress of your daily life in a way that nothing else can. At least, that's how I feel.
Going to the Lake district meant the world to me. And it was now becoming a reality!
I went on this trip with Bruno, of course. Our list of things to see included stops in places such as Workington, Eskdale, Holmrook, Hardknott Passage, Wastwater, Ambleside, Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Keswick, Derwent Water, Buttermere, Whitehaven and Sellafield. A long list, I know, but I was hoping we'd have time to do it all.