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.
Earlier this week I spent a couple of hours one afternoon in Keswick in the North Lakes and, as always, the atmosphere there was great. I’ve previously written about why you should go shopping in Keswick here.
I found myself drawn to photographing some of the lovely shop windows and Christmas light displays in the town, so for this fun post, I’ll let the photos do the talking as we take a tour of Keswick town to see which were among my favourites…
If you’ve enjoyed this tour of some of the things there are to see in Keswick, I hope I will have tempted you to visit this vibrant North Lakes town over the festive break!
What do you enjoy most about spending time in Keswick? Where do you simply have to visit on a trip to the town? You can let me know (and leave recommendations for other readers) by leaving a comment below.