A Postcard from the Lake District

A few weekends back we carefully packed our rucksacks and boarded a train for the sleepy town of Whitehaven on the Cumbrian Coast. 

From Whitehaven, we entered the Lake District National Park from it's north western edge, camping for the night on a farm overlooking Ennerdale Water (the westernmost lake). 

Up early the next morning, we hiked from Bowness Knott, over the Hay Stacks to Blackbeck Tarn, a beautifully serene mountain lake, stopping here and there for cups of tea, anzac biscuits and card games. Camping at the tarn for the night, the following morning we began the descent down through the valley to the village of Buttermere.  

Train to Whitehaven


Train to Whitehaven 2



Lake District - Cow on the track


Lake District - Blue creek water


Lake District - YHA Black Sails


Lake District - Small mountain lake 1


Lake District - Danny near small mountain lake


Lake District - Tents at Blackbeck Tarn


Lake District - View from the top of The Haystacks


The Lake District - Mysterious rock pile


Lake District - Blurry hillside