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!


  1. 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. 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

    • 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. 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 !

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

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