Cumbria and the Lake District have sadly experienced some of the highest COVID-19 infection rates in the UK, and there are many anxieties related to this (e.g. the Lake District National Park Authority has expressed concern for the welfare of Mountain Rescue Team members, volunteers who often work for front line services).
I am also deeply concerned about the welfare of visitors, with many local walks containing ‘bottle necks’ such as stiles, gates and narrow walled paths, which will not allow for social distancing.
All visitor attractions, cafes and non-essential shops are currently closed in line with government rules.
They say a picture speaks a thousand words, so for this post I thought I’d let the photos do the talking and see if I can tempt you to visit the Lake District in the near future!
For this post I set myself the challenge of including photographs containing views from throughout the year, which haven’t appeared on the blog before. Some of the images were snapped on a smartphone, and others on my SLR camera – but all are from relatively accessible vantage points at low level, rather than from the fells. Here’s what I came up with!
Are you planning to visit the Lake District soon? If so, let us know which parts of the Lakes are on your list of things to see by leaving a comment below!