Villages

Keswick town centre

A festive tour of Keswick town centre

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 […]

Cartmel Village Shop in the centre of Cartmel

A gem-hunter’s guide to Cartmel

The pretty village of Cartmel lies just south of the Lake District and around two miles north-west of the coastal town of Grange-over-Sands, near to the Furness Peninsula. If you love quaint old buildings then you’ll adore the centre of the village, and there are a number of things you […]

Stockghyll Force

A Victorian waterfall walk in Ambleside

There are many beautiful waterfalls across the Lake District, but few are as easy to reach as Stockghyll Force, which is just a short walk from the heart of Ambleside. Whilst some would regard the walk to Stockghyll Force as too well-known to be regarded a ‘hidden gem’, it would […]

Inside the Westmorland Shopping Centre at Christmas

Kendal’s sparkling Christmas Lights

The market town of Kendal is situated just south of the Lake District, and is the nearest main shopping town I tend to head to, living in the South Lakes. This year, when I’ve been out working in Kendal and Christmas shopping, it’s been really lovely to see all the […]

A Christmas celebration in Windermere

The weeks leading up to Christmas are crammed with festive celebrations across the Lake District, including markets, fairs, Santa boat and train rides, charity events, and Christmas light switch ons in several towns and villages. But so far in 2017, I’ve been so busy with work that I haven’t made […]

Upstairs at Hawkshead Brewery, overlooking the brewery

A visit to: Staveley near Kendal

Staveley is a village tucked away just a couple of minutes off the A591 between Windermere and Kendal, and is one of those delightful little places that could be easily missed. Staveley and nearby Kentmere are lovely areas in which to go walking and although they are less busy than […]