I’ve just come back from a couple of days in the Lake District and thought I’d post a few photos from the absolutely breathtaking scenery.
I’m a huge advocate of the British countryside and I don’t think as a nation we shout about it enough. The Lake and Peak district national parks aren’t particularly world famous like many others, yet we have some of the most beautiful scenery and landscapes to be found anywhere in the world. Even us Brits often don’t realise what’s on our own doorstep just a few hours away, instead often favouring sea-side resorts.
The pictures were taken with a Panasonic Lumix G3 with a standard 14-42mm lens. The camera is a fantastic buy and we got some great shots, definitely worth the investment over small compact cameras.
Some pictures are of Waswater Lake and Wasdale Head, the deepest lake in England located right next to Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. Waswater was voted “Britain’s favourite view” and I can see why. Other photos are of Wrynose and Hardknott Pass which I highly recommend to go and see. A word of warning, Hardknott Pass is the steepest road in England and isn’t for the feint hearted, with a 33% gradient, narrow tight bends and sheer drops. The views are worth it though.
Wrynose and Hardknott Pass: