Cumbria’s Lake District National Park is unique in England. Whereas much of the country is of low rolling hills, Cumbria’s bones were forged by an altogether more powerful and dramatic hand.
Volcano, earthquake, flood and ice, along with mans intervention has created one of the most beautiful and ancient landscapes on earth, with mountains, forests, valleys and lakes, all here ready to be explored, remembered and revisited.
When I first came to the Lake District some 25 years ago as a visitor from London, I was awestruck by the diversity of the natural landscape. The reason for this first visit was to shoot a car advertisement, this as in those days I was a professional advertising photographer. The experience left me wanting to see more where eventually, after many holidays, upping sticks and changing career to come and live in this most beautiful corner of England.
Nineteen years on and I have seen a landscape lovingly preserved by the National Park Authority and the many voluntary organisations all that devote their time to this special area. Along with this I have seen our towns and villages grow in diversity. From food to fashion, arts and culture, Cumbria has flourished, meeting both the needs of our visitors and local population, offering excellence in attractions, arts and entertainment, along with a great shopping and dining experience.
With such diversity; landscape, history, activities and entertainment, I thought it would be a great idea to publish a guide. Here you will find information and lots of images about our towns, villages, lakes and mountains, along with links to attractions, shopping and dining out.
Now all you need do is explore our guide and get some good ideas for your stay in one of our Lake District Cottages