Longing for the Lakes

Published 26 April 2015

The path going up Catbells

It’s that time of the year when the summer holidays start to get seriously considered. For me anyway. I know some people pretty much have theirs booked by the first week of January. When I was growing up, my parents always seemed to fill the house with holiday brochures.

But me, I am less organised. The key question though is where to go. And every year my heart longs for the Lakes to be included in the schedule somewhere.

I’ve been to the Lake District for at least one trip every year since 2009.

That year it was doing the Cumbria Way. The year after was the Coast to Coast. The following year was camping in Langdale and 2012 a trip to Eskdale. 2013 was a fortnight family holiday with a nine month old baby in Ambleside, and the year after a week long trip with the same child.

I love the place. There’s so much to explore, so many fells to climb, so many sights to see. And I’m reminded of that every time I see a photograph of the place with its paths snaking over the fells. I mean, who wouldn’t look at a photograph like this one of Catbells, and instantly want to rush out there and explore.

Yes, I’ll be in the Lakes again at some point this year, of that I’m absolutely sure.

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