Lakeland reflections, photo diary

Lake District autumn diary

On the last day of September we managed a little trip up the Lakes to see the seasonal colours. The Lakes are so beautiful in autumn, you find yourself scarcely able to concentrate, just fixated on the 

pretty colours and landscape. There is such a cosy feeling about being hugged in tight by the mountains and fells and seeing the little houses nestled among them with chimney smoke billowing upwards.

Lake District autumn diary

Rydal bound, with the fells dissolving in to the mist beyond the trees. It was raining heavily when we arrived, the hills shrouded in fog and Oscar complaining. Luckily there were branches to shelter under!

Lake District autumn diary

When the rain had stopped we spent some time milling around Rydal while the fog and mist cleared and water dripped from the trees. Oscar loved the wooden bridge, the beck rushing by underfoot.

Lake District autumn diary

Just as the rain stopped I managed to take this snap of the fog drenched hills and Rydal Hall peeking out behind the trees. It’s a beautiful place with such pretty gardens, I wrote about it here back in spring.

Lake District autumn diary

Lake District autumn diary

My favourite cosy autumn scene, a view from up near Rydal Hall, such a magical place with the little cabins and tea shop at either side! I love the autumn colours, it’s such a perfect place to chill out at this time of year, listen to the sound of the water, eat apple pie, find conkers and feel autumnal. 

Lake District autumn diary

Lake District autumn diary

We headed down to Waterhead Pier, the sun beginning to break through, picking out the gorgeous colours in the backdrop. We sat and enjoyed our gingerbread by the shore, watching the ducks and dogs!

Lake District autumn diary

We spent the afternoon paddling by the autumn sunshine in Lake Windermere and Oscar had a game of finding stones to throw in. Eventually he got frustrated and began throwing gravel and sand, flinging bits all over his hair and clothes! There were so many beautiful silken gold and red leaves washed up on the shore. 

Lake District autumn diary

We had the pushchair the whole time, I love that all of these places are accessible by wheel/pushchair and able to be enjoyed by all! Bus travel is so helpful, I definitely recommend purchasing an explorer ticket and looking up the stops on Google maps to know where to hop on and off.

Lake District autumn diary

I couldn’t believe it when we were reunited with the baby swans we found last spring, all grown up, they were huge! Swans are such mystical, otherworldly creatures, I can’t get over how beautiful they are.

Lake District autumn diary

I hope you enjoyed this different kind of post! After having our fill of gingerbread, we arrived home to cosy up and rest, settle in to some blog reading and holiday planning sorting cars before tea. I can officially announce we are going to Barbados in December! I’m really nervous but so excited to spend my first almost Christmas away in a hot climate, pretty much pretending I’m a pirate.

PS if you’ve just been away/planning on jetting off go to Flight Delay claims if your flight is cancelled or delayed more than three hours (and if your flight is departing an EU airport or you’re flying with an EU based airline to an airport that is located in an EU member state). Mitch’s family managed to claim back nearly the whole cost of their holiday due to bad delays coming back from Egypt!



  1. Kate
    October 4, 2017 / 12:30 am

    Such beautiful pictures, looks like you had an amazing time! x

    • elizabeth
      October 9, 2017 / 12:19 am

      Aw thank you so much Kate! ♡

  2. blossomikebana
    October 4, 2017 / 1:38 am

    That place is so magical and peaceful!

    • elizabeth
      October 9, 2017 / 12:19 am

      Thank you so much Paula! ♡

  3. Dr Minesh Patel Bedford
    October 4, 2017 / 6:17 am

    Beautiful photos! So good for the eyes and it really brightened my day.

    • elizabeth
      October 9, 2017 / 12:20 am

      Aw so kind! Thank you so much! ♡

  4. The Equinox Fashion by Paweerata
    October 4, 2017 / 9:59 am

    wow these photos are very beautiful! Hope you had a great time there!

    • elizabeth
      October 9, 2017 / 12:20 am

      Thank you so much Gail, so kind of you! ♡

  5. Anonymous
    October 5, 2017 / 2:03 am

    wow wow what beautiful photos!!!! what camera do you have? great colors + lighting <3 <3
    this looks like an awesome little adventure!

    sophy of

    • elizabeth
      October 9, 2017 / 12:21 am

      Awww so kind, thank you so much Sophy!! I used my Canon 1100D, so sweet of you! 😀 ♡

  6. Gretch
    October 5, 2017 / 9:56 am

    Wow, the photos are really amazing! It looks like some scenery from a painting! Wow, I would love to visit this place one day. Everything is just gorgeous!

    THank you for sharing these wonderful photos, I love reading travel posts so it's all good! Have a nice weekend ahead!

    – Gretch of GG Memochou

    • elizabeth
      October 9, 2017 / 12:21 am

      Wow thank you so much Gretch, so kind!! I hope you're having a magical weekend and thank you so much for your sweet comment! 😀 ♡

  7. Hassan Sadiq Himex
    October 5, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    That view from up near Rydal Hall really hits the spot! It's just absolutely beautiful!

    • elizabeth
      October 9, 2017 / 12:22 am

      Wow thanks so much Hassan! ♡

  8. Laura Marie
    October 5, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    Such dreamy photographs! Wow! Thanks so much for sharing they really do have a fairytale feel to them.

    Laura xo

    • elizabeth
      October 10, 2017 / 8:01 pm

      Thank you so much Laura, that means so much! 😀 ♡

  9. Jacqueline Elliott
    October 6, 2017 / 5:59 am

    It's so beautiful there! you really have a gift for capturing pretty places in pictures <3


    • elizabeth
      October 10, 2017 / 8:02 pm

      Wow thanks so much Jackie! ♡

  10. Unknown
    October 7, 2017 / 11:08 am

    Hello dear Elizabeth,
    Oh, I can imagine how absolutely gorgeous it must have been to breath in the fresh autumn air up in the Lakedistrict. It's so lovely up there, I went earlier this year with my mum. I think it was right before Easter or something. All the cafes (ok, we didn't come across too many) were closing early… and then walking all those lovely trails. I was actually looking really close at your photos to see if I would recognise any of those spots! 🙂 I can imagine that the little boy must have loved it up there.
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    xx finja ~

    • elizabeth
      October 10, 2017 / 8:21 pm

      Awww thank you so much for your lovely comment Finja! That's so cool, maybe we met but didn't realise haha! I'm so glad you liked it, although sometimes it can be confusing with the buses and cafes haha; I hope you go again one day 😀 ♡

  11. Sara Fleming
    October 7, 2017 / 11:42 am

    Such beautiful, dreamy photos Elizabeth!

    Sara – Flemingo

    • elizabeth
      October 10, 2017 / 8:21 pm

      Thank you so much Sara! ♡

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  13. Unknown
    October 8, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    Your photos are just gorgeous! The Lake District is definitely on my bucket list 🙂

    PS followed you on Bloglovin

    • elizabeth
      October 10, 2017 / 8:22 pm

      Aw thanks so much Colleen, so kind! Following you back, so nice to meet you 😀 ♡

  14. ania
    October 9, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    Love these pictures, so dreamy ! 🙂
    Happy Monday!

    • elizabeth
      October 10, 2017 / 8:22 pm

      Aw thank you Anja – you too! ♡

  15. Olivia Poncelet
    October 9, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    This place is so pretty! your pics are so cute !
    Have a good evening 🙂
    Olivia <3

    • elizabeth
      October 10, 2017 / 8:22 pm

      Aw so kind, thanks so much Olivia! ♡

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    October 21, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    So pretty and picturesque.

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