We are so lucky in the United Kingdom to live in a country with such diversity. Through my love of the outdoors I have travelled a lot, but most of all I love to explore the breathtaking natural beauty that is right on our doorstep. The Lake District has been top of the list for many years and so, as part of the #PostcodePride campaign from PCA Predict, I thought I’d try and encapsulate what it is that makes the Lakes such a special place.

An Outdoor Lover’s Paradise

Firstly, it is without a doubt, a must-visit destination for any outdoor enthusiast. Whether your passion is walking, cycling, climbing, sailing or running, the Lake District offers unparalleled landscapes, challenging terrain and so many opportunities to push yourself to the limit.

The Lake District has summits to test even the hardiest hikers, here I am on top of Helvellyn on a particularly dismal day

Many people set out to conquer the ‘Wainwrights’, the 214 fells as laid out in Alfred Wainwright’s ‘Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells’, while others prefer a gentle stroll through woodland or around one of the many lakes.

Family Friendly

That’s another thing that I love about the Lake District: there really is something for everyone. We can’t always manage a long, arduous hike when we have a two year old tagging along, but there’s still plenty of places to visit and a plethora of easy, yet rewarding, family friendly walks.

There are some easy, flat walks around the lakes, like here at Derwent, that don’t scrimp on stunning scenery

There are also countless other activities and places to visit to keep everyone happy. From boat rides to museums, to ambling around castles and gardens, there is so much to see.

A Warm Welcome

We have stayed at several places in the Lake District, and we’ve never been disappointed. If it’s one thing that the Cumbrians do well, it’s hospitality.

Love this sign, it was certainly true of our toddler when we stayed at Lanefoot.

I think that above all, it is always the

Read the full original post here authored by Lauren Moseley. You can visit her blog here.

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