On the day the Lake District National Park was awarded Unesco World Heritage status, I took a trip to Derwentwater.
In the past I’ve been a typical tourist and chose to go to the biggest lakes: Windermere and Ullswater. But this time round I decided to try somewhere new. Quite frankly, it’s just as beautiful as the other lakes but the fact it is on a much smaller scale gives it a more secluded feel, which just makes it that little bit more special in my eyes.
The views of the mountains in the distance made for lovely photography. I found myself continuously stopping to take more pictures. There were plenty of dog-walkers by the lake, including me, taking different routes to find the most scenic areas.
It only took around half an hour for me to walk in a loop around the lake so I then discovered a cute place to sit in Hope Park. You’ve got to make the most of the 2 hours car parking you payed for, right? The beautiful, bright flowers and perfectly cut grass made for even more flawless photographs, but the hayfever sufferer in me didn’t enjoy it as much.
I regret not looking around the theatre, eating at the cafe and shopping in the gift shop, but theres only so much you can do when you have two dogs with you. I’d definitely love to return here and appreciate the things I missed at this truly delightful place.