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Discover the Lake District with Joanna Harris

Check out what Joanna Harris Operations Manager at Heart of the Lakes would recommend that you do when you visit the Lake District in 2019 


Joanna Harris


Operations Manager

What’s the best thing about the Lake District?

There is no question what the best thing about the Lake District is for me, ‘Autumn’. I have traveled a lot and seen some amazing landscapes, sunsets and rises, but the sunset over the Langdale Pikes is second to none.

When Autumn is in full swing the vibrant bronzes, golds and burnt orange colours light up the lakes like a perfect Monet.

If you had a few hours to spare in the Lake District what would you do?

Whenever I get the chance, I grab the opportunity to spend an hour or two in my favourite place, Millerground. Sometimes with a book or

others with the latest London Grammar album, I catch a few moments to sit and take in the Lake, the trees the colours and views over the pikes. Just what you need to break free from the hustle and bustle of Keswick, Windermere and Ambleside.

What’s your favourite Lake District Attraction?

100% Honister via ferrata. The original Miners track up Fleetwith pike, leaves you feeling accomplished and refreshed while also taking in the magnificent vista.

What should visitors not miss when staying in the Lake District?

A boat trip on Coniston is not to be missed. If you are an avid Arthur Ransome fan as my family are, you can float over the water taking in Coniston Old Man, the shoreline lake district cottages, their architecture and watch out for the local wildlife.

As a sequel to ‘Swallows and Amazons’ my daughter wrote a beautiful, innocent book named ‘Mallards and Minos’, describing the LD from a child’s eye.

What is your favourite place to capture the Lake District at its best?

Other than Millerground, when I want a panoramic elevated view I like to take a stroll up Loughrigg fell in Ambleside or Orrest Head in Windermere.

Both easy pleasant walks promising an outstanding breath-taking outcome.

If you feel you would like to enjoy 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.