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.