Over the next year, the staff of Heart of the Lakes are going to let you know how they enjoy exploring the Lake District by allowing you into some of the things they enjoy doing in the days away from the office. In this post, we are going to take a look at how the Heart of the Lakes maintenance manager Graeme Drylie would explore the Lake District National Park.
Although things can get pretty hectic in the work environment there is still an opportunity to disappear out of work and find quiet fells to explore away from the madding crowd. In fact general relaxed atmosphere about the area, even during the busy periods, is its greatest attraction to me.
Put on my walking boots, leave the front door and head up either Wansfell or Loughrigg Fell; both of these relatively easy walks offer fantastic views from their summits.
Although not from farming stock myself, the annual Rydal Dog Show is one of my favourite days out; farmers from all corners of the county meet up, eat, drink and make merry!
Whether a dog owner or not(I am) there is always plenty to see and do on the show field with various dog displays, dog judging and a very competitive shepherding competition. There are numerous eatery outlets and the beer tent sells a variety of very palatable ales!
If the opportunity arises and the weather is half decent visitors should make an effort to attend one of the many local summer Sports Days; or winter Fairs Hawkshead winter fair in particular is good day. And no-one can say theyve done the Lake District unless theyve sweated their way up at least one of the numerous fells.
My favourite place is Lily Tarn, just behind Todd Cragg on the Loughrigg Fell; the 360 degree views of the mountains and the lake are breath-taking and if youre stood in the right place there isnt a single sign of human activity except the boats on Lake Windermere.
A gentle stroll down the fell and through Ambleside takes you to my second favourite place The Golden Rule pub a traditional spit and sawdust pub that serves good beer and locally made Scotch eggs with a jar of mustard as the only food choice. Its only 150 yards from my front door which is handy
If you feel you would like to enjoy how Graeme explores the Lake District then take a look at one of our 300 perfectly placed Holiday Cottages in the Lake District National Park – Perfect locations from which to explore the Largest UNESCO World Heritage site Lake District, Heart of the Lakes will be sure to have something perfect for you.
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