Given that the rest of this blog will be given over to opinions and rants, for those of you who are looking for some more traditional vistas, here are some of my favourite Lake District Views!
Striding Edge on Helvellyn
Simply magnificent. The sense of achievement when you first conquer Striding Edge is enormnous. Remember that there is a path on the north side of the edge if you don’t fancy walking the edge itself, although it swaps over to the south side when you near the summit just before the chimney (which you can also avoid using the path!). Enjoy!
The Grisedale Valley
Most people approach Helvellyn either from the west or from Glenridding in the east. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to walk up from Patterdale in the east and see the glorious Grisedale Valley spread out before you. As you make your way up to hole in the wall don’t forget to look behind you every now and then as the views across to High Street aren’t bad either!
There is something truly magical about Angle Tarn. Easily reached from Patterdale – just head up to Boredale Hause and keep going towards High Street. Familiar to coast to coast walkers it is usually quiet, peaceful, majestic and just a great place to chill….
Best experienced in my humble view from the east side of the lake. Take a trip to Mirehouse and once you’ve explored the house and gardens wander down to the lake shore to admire the views. You can also explore from the far side and actually stopping in one of the A66 laybys can be pleasantly surprising!
View from the Top of Fairfield
Approached from Grisedale Tarn. A superb view out across Lakeland and a fitting reward for the ascent of Fairfield itself, which it has to be said is one of my least favourite ascents!
Living nearby I’m obviously biased by I concur with Wordsworth and many others – it is simply England’s most beautiful Lake!
Lake Windermere from Fell Foot Park
Avoid the bustling crowds of Windermere itself and head down to the tranquil setting of Fell Foot Park. Beautiful at any time of the year.