This Easter I spent a long weekend walking in the Lake District. I discovered lots of great spots that I’ve written about in my destination guide to the Lakes, but I spent so much of the weekend with my camera pressed up against my face trying to capture the area’s beauty and charm I thought it deserved a separate photo post.

From rolling hills, luscious green grass and pink flowering blossom to bustling tea shops and drizzly days on windswept mountains, the Lake District is one of the best areas England has to offer.  Here’s my weekend in pictures:


Faeryland cafe, Lake District boat rides

Faeryland cafe where you can sip hot pink apple juice and then row a pastel coloured boat on the lake

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April blossom over Grasmere village

The view on the Coffin Walk from Ambleside to Grasmere

The view on the Coffin Walk from Ambleside to Grasmere

PicMonkey Collage 2

Sarah Nelson's gingerbread, Lake District

Sarah Nelson’s gingerbread shop, where the smell of sweet baking biscuits wafts through Grasmere

Sheep on th hills

For a complete guide on where to stay and everything you need to know about the Lake District, check out the Harri Travels destination guide to the Lake District.





  1. Ashley @ A Southern Gypsy April 29, 2014 / 6:15 pm

    These pictures are gorgeous and I want to go to Faeryland Cafe! Thanks for linking up to the #SundayTraveler!

  2. Adelina | PackMeTo April 29, 2014 / 5:50 pm

    Rowing pastel rowboats on a lake? How fabulously romantic. Sounds like a great way to pass a sunny afternoon.

    • harriet April 30, 2014 / 8:43 am

      Absolutely! It was dreamy Adelina x

  3. Molly S April 29, 2014 / 7:40 am

    Lovely photos! The Lake District is one of my favourite places, and it looks like you were lucky with the weather!

    • harriet April 29, 2014 / 5:29 pm

      Thanks Molly. Yep so lucky, it was lovely 🙂 x

  4. frankaboutcroatia April 28, 2014 / 4:07 pm

    I wouldn’t know much about the beauty of the Lake District, if it wasn’t for the travel blogs (yours included). This area is really pretty and I hope to see it for myself one day. Great shots!

    • harriet April 28, 2014 / 5:33 pm

      Thanks Frank! Same goes for your blog and Croatia! X

  5. Margherita @The Crowded Planet April 27, 2014 / 10:23 pm

    I visited the Lake District a few years ago, and I remember going to that very same gingerbread bakery! Great place!

    • harriet April 28, 2014 / 12:03 pm

      So delicious isn’t it! xx

  6. Lisa at Wanderlust Women April 27, 2014 / 2:20 pm

    Despite having lived and studied in England and traveling to all parts/countries of the UK, this is till one area I’ve yet to explore. Pretty pics make me want to go

    • harriet April 27, 2014 / 7:10 pm

      Thanks Lisa, oh you should – it’s so lovely! x

  7. Rachel April 27, 2014 / 10:22 am

    The Lakes is one of my favourite places too – funnily enough my #SundayTraveler post is Windermere. Beautiful photos!

    • harriet April 27, 2014 / 1:29 pm

      Thanks Rachel! Will check out your post now! x

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