25 views to convince you to visit the Lake District

Esthwaite Water

Overlooking Esthwaite Water near Hawkshead

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!

Windermere from the viewpoint at Hammarbank

Jenkins Field overlooking Windermere

Jenkins Field on the A591 near to Waterhead, Ambleside

The Stockghyll river, Ambleside

Stockghyll river, below Stockghyll Force, Ambleside

Troutbeck valley

Looking across the Troutbeck valley

North of Troutbeck, before the Kirkstone Pass

North of Troutbeck, before the Kirkstone Pass

The Struggle, Kirkstone Pass

Looking down The Struggle towards Ambleside and Windermere lake


Windermere early in the morning, looking towards Bowness Bay

Holehird Gardens

Looking over Holehird Gardens, Windermere


Looking over Troutbeck

Overlooking Bowness Bay from the Laura Ashley Belsfield

Bowness Bay from The Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel

Hayes Garden World, Ambleside

There aren’t many places you can’t see a good view – including the garden centre (at Hayes Garden World, Ambleside)

Near to Shap on the A6

Not far from Shap looking north east – the views when driving the A6 are less well known than those in the centre of the Lake District, but are very dramatic. Great views from where my car broke down, but glad I had a phone signal!

Derwentwater from the Lingholm Jetty

Derwentwater from the Lingholm Jetty

The Newlands Valley

The Newlands Valley, a quiet and picturesque valley, separated from Derwentwater by Catbells

Layby near Keswick

Another scenic layby south of Keswick on the A591 – but not broken down this time!

From the western shore of Windermere looking towards Ambleside

From the western shore of Windermere looking towards Ambleside

Coniston Water

Coniston Water

Yew Tree Farm, Coniston

The iconic Yew Tree Farm, near Coniston – this was once owned by Beatrix Potter, and featured in the film ‘Miss Potter’ as a substitute for her real first Lake District home, Hill Top

Brockhole jetty

A wooden launch on Windermere coming in to the jetty at Brockhole

The Teal on Windermere

The Teal on Windermere, heading towards Waterhead, Ambleside


Windermere from Ferry Nab on the eastern shore at Bowness-on-Windermere

Monk Coniston

Autumn from Monk Coniston

Yew Tree Tarn near Coniston

Yew Tree Tarn near Coniston

View from Wray Castle

Looking across the fields from Wray Castle

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!

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7 Responses to 25 views to convince you to visit the Lake District

  1. Janine John 17/01/2017 at 8:59 pm #

    The views in the Lakes are fantastic whatever the time of year, so I do hope you can join us here in 2017 – whether it will be your first time in the Lakes or you have visited many times before.

  2. martin crombie 06/02/2017 at 10:41 am #

    I love the lake district whether it’s just tramping around with the family exploring new places or work related. Lovely images here esp. the Monk Coniston view

    • Janine John 06/02/2017 at 11:16 am #

      Thank you Martin – it’s great to hear you enjoyed the post. Yes, the Lakes is a fantastic place, with so many varied landscapes in such as small area. The Monk Coniston view is one of my favourite finds (recommended to me back in the autumn by the Gondola crew) as it’s so easy to stop there if you’re passing in the car, but also so easy to miss if you don’t know it’s there!

  3. martin crombie 06/02/2017 at 4:14 pm #

    I found Monk Coniston hotel when I was asked to photograph a wedding Janine there’s stunning views down Lake Coniston from the hotel grounds which I would imagine many walkers would use as their base. Nice photography Janine !

    • Janine John 07/02/2017 at 11:12 am #

      Sounds like a lovely setting for wedding phohtography – the views from Brantwood on a sunny day were amazing!

  4. Karl 16/02/2017 at 10:42 pm #

    Some great shots! Gives me a little bit more inspiration and adds a few more places to my list to visit!

    • Janine John 17/02/2017 at 3:03 pm #

      Thank you – that’s very kind! I hope you are able to get some great photos in the Lake District this year!

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