We were walking in the wild part of a forest when we met a woman at a crossroad. She asked for directions and soon we fell into conversation about walks, nature and places.
She’d just finished an outstanding week’s holiday in England. An English friend had introduced her to The Lake District. Let me put it this way: The Lake District had got one more ambassador.
London is the only place I have visited in England. But one of my favorite books as a child was The Swallows and the Amazons by Arthur Ransome.
A few years ago I learned by chance that the stories weren’t only fiction, but some part had their origins in reality. Windermere and Coniston Water in Lake District were the focal point.
George Kitching owns Lakeland Walking Tales. If you miss inspiration for an exciting hike in The Lake District, then you will not go in vain on Lakeland Walking Tales
Mei shows her love for photography, travel, and hiking through her blog: Mei Photo Images. Jewels Of The English Lake District is a wonderful tribute to The Lake District.
Mike never miss a chance to go for a walk including glacier walking depending on what country he is in. Luckily, I can show you excellent pictures of Lake Windermere because Mike’s wife, Jude, loves sailing. Mike calls his blog: A Little Bit Out of Focus.
Steve Foster takes us around Buttermere Lake. Another wonderful place in Lake District. Steve calls his blog: Treks and Tors.
Take pleasure in finding your own paths and leave only your footprints behind.
Happy walks 😍
Nature has many dramatic expressions from wonderfully mild summer weather to storm and thunder that roars between the mountain walls. I chose these lovely paintings on Wikimedia. Details coming up soon!
“Swallows and Amazons is a series of children’s books by the English writer Arthur Ransome. The series is named after the title of the first book in the series. The 12 books are about the adventures by groups of children during school holidays. Events mostly take place in England and Scotland between the World War I and World War II. The stories usually are about outdoor activities, especially camping, fishing and sailing.” * Wikipedia
38 thoughts on “The Ambassadors of Nature – Reposting”
It is certainly a place that has inspired art and poetry. And now full of walkers!
The paintings are wonderfully atmospheric, Hanna.
Many thanks, Tanja!! If you dream of mountains, they can be very motivating 🎈🥰
I agree. 🏔🏔🏔
Pearson C. – Watercolor – Landscape in the Lakes district 1867
This place is now on my bucket list – stunning paintings!
Thank you!! It is on my bucket list too 🥰❤️
I have followed Mei for a long time now; her photos are fabulous. Wonderful paintings – what a tribute. Thanks for sharing them. Cheers.
Thanks Lynette. Glad you like the link 🥰
Love the links and the paintings too.
A wonderful post with great links! The north of England is the home of my ancestors and I’m always wanting to return there! Thanks, Hanna, this post is pulling on my heart strings! 💓🙋♂️
I’m really glad my post resonated with you, Ashley. Sometimes inspiration leads to a visit 😃😊
All the best,
Beautiful Nature 💖💖
Thanks a lot, Kartik!!
I have hiked around Windermere and Coniston Water – truly a wonderful place. Perhaps once the lockdown is over, we should go there again to recover from the winter and ban on travel. Thank you Hanna.
You are most welcome. I hope you will have a wonderful walk in the Lake District very soon ❤
All the best,
I’m missing the Lakes. So it was nice to read your post. Only trouble, it makes me miss them even more.!!!
I’m sorry to hear that!!! But I know a good cure that I’ve used once. Plan an unsurpassed walk.
Make new research as if you had never been to the Lake District.
Work on the planning, as Robert MacFarlane (Mountains of the Mind) would do.
Make an effort with small detours, and give yourself plenty of time. Both for planning and for your walk.
All the best,
I’m already plotting 😉 but for less frequented parts of the Lakes and Dales
There are queues on the known natural sights 🚌🚌🚌😊
I think we all do that 😂Less chance of going astray during a solo walk I reckon
Thank you Hanna for the mention. Really happy if Jewels of the English Lake District should resonate with others. Nature can do with more ambassadors for sure. Beautiful paintings you have selected. Transports me right to the Lake District 🙂
You’re welcome, Mei. It is a pleasure to receive your posts. I’m happy to learn that I transported you for a walk to the Lake District 😊
I can confirm what a very beautiful part of the world it is, Hanna, though I doubt I have corroboration on my blog. Some happy memories though, back in time. I will try to find a few minutes to visit your recommends… for old times sake 🙂 🙂
Hi Jo. I have not been there myself. But I sense a unique environment surrounded by beautiful varied nature.
I love hot summer days at the beach or at sea, as much as the cool clear days. Not to mention snow 😍😊
Thank you for the plug. Very pleased to hear the Lake District has another ambassador. As always, you have a wonderful eye for a great painting.
Thanks for that, George. I always find great pleasure in your poetic pictures.
I became inspired by the Lakeland Walker celebrating its 25th anniversary and I listened to the Evenings on BBC Radio Cumbria. I enjoyed the nice program.
Well that made me remember the woman who ‘became an ambassador’ for the Lake District. And so it went on with the search of paintings from the Lake District in the absence of my own pictures.
Excellent. Really pleased you enjoyed the Lakeland Walker celebration on Radio Cumbria.
It was a pleasure, George!!
Thanks a lot, Leya!! We need more ambassadors of nature 😊
Many thanks for the plug, Hanna. 👍 All of those paintings are wonderful. 😊
You are welcome, Mike. I enjoyed the great post about Lake Windermere. Lovely views from the water. Lovely atmosphere 👍😊
I’ve done a few posts on the Lake District over the years, including a 4 day walk with 2 of my mates, Pete and Colin. Here’s day 1, in case you missed it: https://alittlebitoutoffocus.com/2016/05/21/english-lake-district-walk-day-1-of-4-braithwaite-to-rosthwaite/
Also, if you go to my About page and enter “Lake District” in the Search field (on the right) you will find a few more, like this one up to the top of The Old Man that I did with my wife.
It’s one of the (many) classic walks: https://alittlebitoutoffocus.com/2018/11/05/the-old-man-of-coniston-english-lake-district/
Thanks a lot for the links, Mike. It is great to get inspiration for nature walks!! I’ll look into it. – – – – –
Your links were worth a visit, Mike. I wanted to be there 👍
Thank you for the link and for taking me back to that day in Buttermere, a glorious walking day
You are welcome, Steve. What a great pleasure to walk along Buttermere Lake 😊
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