by Joanna Bailey
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I have lived in the Lakes for 20 years having moved up here with my family from Leicestershire at the age of 10. I spent 17 years living in Pullwoods, just outside Ambleside before moving to Windermere. I love being able to make the most of what is on my doorstep including walking my dog, paddle boarding, wild swimming and other water sports. On my days off you’ll find me volunteering at Animal Rescue Cumbria.
Favourite Lake District walk
High Dam at Newby Bridge is one of my favourite walks, no matter what time of the year the views across the dam are always stunning. I can also often be found walking up and around School Knott with my dog, Dolly. On a clear day, you can see right down the Lake towards Waterhead.
Go-to spot for food and drink in the Lakes
Drunken Duck inn, despite moving away from Pullwoods it is still my favourite places to go for a great pub lunch with friends and family. For brunch, it’s got to be Homeground in Windermere, their bacon sandwiches are the best!
Favourite things about living and working in the Lake District
The scenery! The views on my way to work are beautiful and never look the same. I love everything about what the Lakes as to offer.
I moved to the Lakes in 2017 from County Durham. I used to visit the Lakes at least four times a year with my family growing up and it has always been my favourite place. In 2019 I travelled America with my partner and made memories that will last a lifetime. We decided to return to living in the Lakes as it is our favourite place in England. Trying new walks is a favourite for me, especially ones with a good pub at the end! The peacefulness and beauty still amazes me!
I recently climbed Coniston Old Man in the snow and ice. As scary as it was in some parts, it is definitely my favourite walk to date. The views at almost every point are amazing but the feeling when you reach the top of any mountain is the best and makes all the hard work getting there worth it! I am really looking forward to doing this walk again in the summer. My mission for 2021 is to try and walk as many Wainwrights as possible.
The Priest Hole in Ambleside serves amazing food and is such a lovely atmosphere, although there are so many beautiful pubs and restaurants around the Lake District it’s hard to pick just one!
I love living in the Lakes and hope to stay here for many years to come. I lived in Hawkshead for the first two years and it will always be my favourite village. I have had the most amazing experiences so far and have made a lot of memories here. Even the views on my drive to work blow my mind!
Originally from France, I arrived in the UK in August 1999. I landed in London with the idea of staying for 6 months to perfect my English and I never went home. I stayed in London for 8 years before I moved north to the beautiful Lake District. I have had three children, we enjoy swimming in the lakes or rivers (weather permitting of course) and kayaking. My aim for this year is to start walking the Wainwrights whilst taking pictures of the wonderful sceneries. Who knows how many I will complete, so far only 12!
My favourite walk so far has to be the Langdales with a final stop at the Dungeon Ghyll, however, my local – the Tower Bank Arms – remains my favourite! I also want to discover the North Lake District in more depth.
I love the Queen’s in Hawkshead, the food never disappoints. Also as mentioned before, my local has the best ales and always has a good selection of wines, not to forget a delicious Sunday Roast.
I love that you can go for a walk with magical views from your doorstep and there are so many activities to do!
I’m Coco. I am born and bred in The Lakes but have also lived in Australia and New Zealand. I love wild swimming and often BBQ in the summer with occasionally getting out on my longboard! I also love to travel and I am aiming to tick off 6 continents!
Favourite Lake District walk has got to be Stickle Ghyll!
Go to Restaurant has got to be The Rusland Pool just outside of Ulverston. Great place to eat with a lot of choice for people with dietary requirements! Also, the Magic Roundabout in Bowness as it has an awesome Smokehouse!
I love living in Ulverston as it has lots of quirky independent shops and festivals. It’s just a stone’s throw away from so many beautiful walks with a friendly atmosphere.
I have lived in Ambleside for just over 20 years and love it! I live with my partner, youngest daughter and 2 dogs.
I am so lucky to have so many walks from my door, however, I do love driving over the Honister pass to Buttermere taking in the spectacular views and stopping to stretch my legs.
I think we are pretty spoilt for choice around here, although you cannot fault the Rothay Manor for a great menu – they cover lunch, afternoon tea and even fine dining so there really is something for everyone.
I live just a stone’s throw from the Lake and Borrans Park, it’s a nice feeling knowing that I can leave my front door and in a matter of minutes be by the Lake. I love the hustle and bustle of Ambleside in the height of the Summer Season seeing everyone outside enjoying themselves and then equally the peacefulness in Winter when it is so quiet.
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