Through the Viewfinder
And What Alice Found There
Things have been pretty quiet on here lately, partly because I’ve been ill with the dreaded cold that’s going around so I haven’t been out hiking much, and partly because I’ve recently moved house and have only just got WiFi set up! But I’m back at last! I’m starting off with just a short update this week, introducing my new neighbourhood – the lovely village of Tebay!
To me, Grasmere is the heart of the Lake District and not just because of its geographical location. It's your typical lakeland village bringing together all the elements of the National Park in one place - a friendly local community, homemade delicacies, impressive mountains peaks, quiet country roads, and of course the lake that shares the name Grasmere. Whenever I visit this beautiful corner of the Earth I feel really lucky to live so close by and it's somewhere that I'd love to spend more time. For such a small village there's loads to do, so here's my top tips for having a grand day out in Grasmere...
Wild swimming is quickly becoming one of my favourite hobbies. I’ve always been partial to a little dip in the lake when the weather’s nice but with such a good summer happening at the moment, this year has seen me do my most wild swims to date. Not just a way to cool down in the heat (although it’s perfect for that) wild swimming is exciting, exhilarating and adventurous – all the things I love! Sometimes there really is nothing better than floating on your back in a secret little pool, basking in the sun and enjoying the silence all around. Here you’ll find my favourite places (that I’ve discovered so far) to go for a dip in Cumbria – from secret river pools to lakeside beaches there’s something to suit all tastes!