Summer Lakes adventures

There are few things that warm my heart more than exploring my little corner of the globe. Before the season falls in to autumn I wanted to go out, capture and bring to you a slice of the Lakes in its gold

 summer haze, all crystal blue lakes, bubbling brooks, misty hills, sun dappled glens and wilderness.

August has been such a beautiful month! We are giddy on hot sunshine, with the countryside gleaming green as peridot, all Lord of the Rings style. It feels like a fairytale world, undisturbed from modern society, as untamed as it always has been, spun out in Wordworth’s poems…

Or Dorothy’s diaries! I love these old stone walls, sprawling over countryside and fells, with little houses hidden in the glens. We watched as a sunny mist gathered upon the hills come evening time.

Sometimes I feel like Nick Carraway in the Great Gatsby, living among the millionaires of West Egg, a stowaway in our tiny flat. It’s our cosy little refuge on the doorstep of the great wilderness.

These old inns and cottages are so pretty, dotted about everywhere! I love when a house has a ‘EST’ plaque on the front, I just stand there imagining how it must have looked a hundred years ago haha.

My favourites are Ullswater, Coniston, Keswick and around Grasmere; they are definitely worth a visit, so extraordinary, wild, breathtaking and beautiful. This view is from just outside of Keswick.

When you arrive home your hair is swept back in ten different directions, you have nettle stings, sun freckles, tired feet but your eyes are sparkling. It’s all the riches one could ever need.

Do you like having adventures in the countryside – and are you sad to let go of summer?

Come with me to visit bluebell season in the garden or back to the sunny orchard ♡

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  1. MakeErinOver
    August 25, 2016 / 7:23 am

    Wow it looks incredible, so so nice. I love the countryside 🙂

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    • elizabeth
      August 29, 2016 / 11:17 am

      Ahhh thank you so much Erin! 😀 ♡

  2. Amber Baker
    August 25, 2016 / 8:31 am

    Oh wow, that's where you live?! It's stunning. Definitely like a fairy tale world! All the more reason to love the countryside!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

    • elizabeth
      August 29, 2016 / 11:17 am

      Wow thanks so much Amber, so kind! I really love the countryside 😀 ♡

  3. Julia
    August 25, 2016 / 11:16 am

    This post is perfect, and beautifully written! I love the countryside too, it's just such a breath of fresh air when you come from the city. You're lucky to live around the Lakes, that's the perfect setting for a little wander and little Oscar will have plenty of space to have fun and play around in the future! 🙂

    Julia xx
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    • elizabeth
      August 30, 2016 / 4:02 pm

      Wow thanks so much Julia, so kind! I love going on little day trips on my good days 😀 I do miss the city sometimes but couldn't leave my country corner! ♡

  4. Unknown
    August 25, 2016 / 2:38 pm

    It looks so beautiful there! I live in S.Wales so right on the coast and love spending Summer walking at the beach, but we keep getting bad weather every weekend and blistering heat when I'm trying to work. For those reasons I have to admit I'm longing for Autumn now.

    fourcatsplusus.co.uk – Amy x

    • elizabeth
      August 30, 2016 / 4:06 pm

      Awww thanks Amy, I can imagine it being so beautiful where you are, especially on hot days in the summer! it must be so blissful to live near a beach 😀 Haha I can see what you mean! ♡

  5. Ayele
    August 25, 2016 / 5:45 pm

    my favorites were the cottages. I wish to live in one, one day surrounded by plants and flowers and a lake of course!
    These are beautiful photos. thanks for sharing 🙂
    wishing you all the best,
    Ayele
    asenseofhomeblog.blogspot.com/

    • elizabeth
      August 30, 2016 / 4:07 pm

      Aw thanks so much Ayele! I love seeing the little inns and cottages, some hidden in the hills, with roses and virginia creeper all over them 😀 they look so romantic! Thank you so much! 😀 ♡

  6. Unknown
    August 25, 2016 / 9:52 pm

    You have such a beautiful way with words! These pictures and views are incredible, reminds me of Wicklow of sorts which is a little county in Ireland.

    • elizabeth
      August 30, 2016 / 4:08 pm

      Wow thanks so much Stephanie, I really want to visit Ireland! I've never been before but I've heard much about the incredible scenery! 😀 ♡

  7. Jeans and a Teacup
    August 25, 2016 / 9:54 pm

    Amazing views! The country side is so beautiful!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

    • elizabeth
      August 30, 2016 / 4:09 pm

      Thanks so much Jessica, so kind! 😀 ♡

  8. Selin
    August 25, 2016 / 10:46 pm

    Beautiful!

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    • elizabeth
      August 30, 2016 / 4:09 pm

      Aw thank you Selin! ♡

  9. Renee
    August 26, 2016 / 2:25 am

    Absolutely beautiful! xx

    Renee | Life After Lux

    • elizabeth
      August 30, 2016 / 4:10 pm

      Wow thanks so much Renee! 😀 ♡

  10. themorninggroove
    August 26, 2016 / 3:40 am

    Such beautiful photos! Love this post 🙂

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    • elizabeth
      August 30, 2016 / 4:11 pm

      Awww thank you Hsiao! 😀 ♡

  11. Angharad
    August 26, 2016 / 9:51 pm

    Beautiful photos. I'm sad to let go of summer, especially as it was dark when I got up this morning 🙁 Have a great weekend! Angharad x

    welshandwonderful.com

    • elizabeth
      August 30, 2016 / 4:12 pm

      Wow thank you Angharad! I don't want to let go of summer either, I love autumn but I don't know whether I'm ready to embrace it yet! Awww you too 😀 ♡

  12. Kezzie
    August 26, 2016 / 11:47 pm

    Oh how beautiful! I haven't been to the lakes since Easter. We always used to go with my Father in law but he's really not well so he can't walk the fells but I always regard my walks there as true halcyon days in my memories!

    • elizabeth
      August 30, 2016 / 4:23 pm

      Wow thanks so much Kezzie! My Grandad always picks on me because I don't do as much walking as before, but I can still enjoy the scenery haha xD awww how lovely! ♡

  13. Unknown
    August 27, 2016 / 7:02 am

    Ugh these photos are so dreamy! I hope you had a wonderful trip xx
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    • elizabeth
      August 30, 2016 / 4:25 pm

      Thank you so much Cara, I'm so glad you like them! ♡

  14. Unknown
    August 27, 2016 / 7:06 pm

    Ugh, im desperate to visit the lakes, it looks so gorgeous and im desperate to see all the beaut england has to offer!

    Dana
    GIVEAWAY on Fashion Dew

    • elizabeth
      August 30, 2016 / 4:27 pm

      Awww thank you so much Dana! England has so many little pockets of stunning scenery hidden away, I love how pretty it is down south too, I used to go on camping holidays! 😀 ♡

  15. Curls n Cakes
    August 27, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    Wow! The photos are so beautiful. And you're right, does remind me very much of the Lord of the Rings, Hobbiton kind of a place! Beautiful.
    I'm actually really looking forward to Autumn, so I'm okay with letting Summer go.
    Hope you're doing well.
    Much love,
    Mona

    • elizabeth
      August 30, 2016 / 4:29 pm

      Thanks so much Mona! It really does, especially going up to Keswick with the huge rock faces, glens and rolling forests, I'm just glued to the window, total *heart eyes* haha! I'd love to travel and see more of Europe but it's so nice having pretty scenery close to home 😀 ahhh I'm struggling to embrace it yet! Hope you had a lovely weekend ♡

  16. Pandora
    August 27, 2016 / 10:35 pm

    Amazing place y beautiful photos.
    have a great day!
    xoxo
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    • elizabeth
      September 1, 2016 / 8:16 pm

      Awww thanks so much Pandora! 😀 ♡

  17. Jess | The Indigo Hours
    August 28, 2016 / 9:18 pm

    Your photos are just beautiful, Elizabeth! We're so lucky to live where we do ♥ Grasmere is my favourite (and not just because of the gingerbread, honest!)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

    • elizabeth
      September 1, 2016 / 8:17 pm

      Aw thank you Jess! Haha I totally know what you mean about the gingerbread xD I adore the little church, is it St Oswalds? ♡

  18. Ryu
    August 29, 2016 / 5:42 am

    What a breathtaking view! Thanks for sharing. I would love to visit place like this as I love nature.

    ♡ ryunosekaidiary.blogspot.com

    • elizabeth
      September 1, 2016 / 8:18 pm

      Wow thanks so much Ryu! I adore being in nature too 😀 ♡

  19. Unknown
    August 29, 2016 / 7:39 am

    Wow what a beautiful location!

    Pinar xo

    beautybakingbella.com

    • elizabeth
      September 1, 2016 / 8:18 pm

      Aw thanks so much Pinar! ♡

  20. Akansha Singh
    August 30, 2016 / 12:11 pm

    Very Nice post! I love the location.

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    • elizabeth
      September 1, 2016 / 8:18 pm

      Thanks so much Akansha! 😀 ♡

  21. Unknown
    August 31, 2016 / 7:04 pm

    Your photos are stunning. I'd love to visit some day. Thanks for sharing.

    x. Cattleya

    alittlecattleya.com

    • elizabeth
      September 1, 2016 / 8:19 pm

      Thank you so much Cattleya, I'm so glad you liked it! Do come and visit soon 😀 ♡

  22. woodenwindowsills
    September 5, 2016 / 12:42 pm

    Such beautiful photos, it looks like the loveliest place to escape to! alice xxx

    woodenwindowsills.co.uk

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