December in the Lake District

Posted: December 20, 2012 in Countryside, Inspiration, Writing
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I have another guest post this week, writing about a weekend break in the Lake District for the Independent Hostels Guide. As well as hiking and taking in the sights, we made sure to visit as many pubs as possible, sampling lots of real ales (I’ve included details of pubs, beers and some prices in the blog. All the outdoorsy people I know appreciate that sort of thing!)

It was a beautiful (freezing cold) weekend in early December. We had bright blue skies, sunshine, snow capped mountains – and treacherous ice-rink paths :-S

Although there are plenty of pictures on the Hostels Guide blog, I’m going to add a few more here, because there are so many nice ones 🙂

[all photos by @uncutid, except the last two, by me]

North Edge of Lake Windermere

North Edge of Lake Windermere

Snow-capped mountains north of Ambleside

Snow-capped mountains north of Ambleside

The view across Lake Windermere

The view across Lake Windermere

Vibrant autumn colours in the woods close to Ambleside

Vibrant autumn colours in the woods close to Ambleside

Bridge near Ambleside

Bridge near Ambleside.

The author grinning, on Loughrigg Fell

The author grinning, on Loughrigg Fell

view across Loughrigg Tarn

The view across Loughrigg Tarn.

Looking across to Grasmere from Loughrigg Fell

Looking across to Grasmere from Loughrigg Fell

Icicles in the vaults of Kendal Castle.

Icicles in the vaults of Kendal Castle.

Kendal Church.

Kendal Church.

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