Autumn In The Lake District

The Lake district has always been one of my favourite places to visit. I remember going many times during my childhood, spending summers camping with my family. I have just got back from a mid-week break, the scenery is even more spectacular in the autumn. We stayed in a cosy little cottage in the village of Coniston. The cottage was perfect, from it’s wooden beams, slate flooring and wood-burning fire to the views of the woodland from the window seats in the bedroom.autumn in the lake districtI fell in love with the Herdwick sheep, that were around every corner. The famous author Beatrix potter absolutely loved these sheep and had a flock of her own. herdwick sheep lake districtdog autumn in the lake districtI loved that every single pub welcomed muddy wellies and furry friends, almost every pub we went into had a dog under each table! Of course I petted every single dog, I was in my element. One night the pub owner came out from behind the bar, with a giant tub of dog treats for all of the dogs, amazing.views autumn in the lake districtThere are so many beautiful walks to do in the Lake District, we did a 4 hour walk from Coniston Village to Tarn Hows. We got really lucky with the weather and the hills were soaked in sunshine. We passed idyllic cottages, wild rams, and a waterfall before we reached the beautiful Tarn Hows. The view at the end was certainly worth the trek.tarn howsAfter taking in the view we headed back to Coniston village, we stopped at the BlueBird Cafe by the lake for a well earned hot chocolate (with extra cream, marshmallows and a flake!) and cumberland sausage sandwich in a crusty bun.cumberland sausagehot chocolate bluebird cafeYou can also see my giant slab of victoria sponge cake in the background there, sorry not sorry!herdwick sheepIt started getting a little late, so once our food had settled, we headed back to the cottage. On the way we passed some more of my favourite sheep. Seriously, just look at that face. What a cutie.autumn lake districtDrizzly hat hair and super over-sized snuggly primark jumpers are a must in the Lake District don’t you know? IMG_6722We returned home a little damp, so…wellies off, wood-burner on! I bought some extra large marshmallows from Asda before we came. After the fire had died down a little so we didn’t smoke the entire cottage out we toasted these bad boys on the open fire. After a giant marshmallow or ten, we got ready for dinner and walked into the village to the local pub for tea and drinks.

I had such an amazing couple of days, it was lovely to get away and spend some time in such a beautiful place, fresh air, good food and good company, perfect.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed putting it together.

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17 Comments

  1. October 20, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    This looks like such a perfect trip, the Lake District looks gorgeous and love your photos of the cute sheep…they are so adorable! x

  2. October 20, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    I love the lake district! 💚 Especially the cafes, cake every day is a must. I need to go back 😍

  3. October 20, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    Love this post! Very nice, cozy element to it 😉

  4. October 22, 2017 / 3:05 am

    Such a beautiful place it all looks so romantic and cosy xoxo

    Cateaclysmic

  5. October 22, 2017 / 3:35 pm

    This looks like an autumnal/winter dream! You have managed to get some really lovely shots. I love the Lake District during the summer months but never really went during this time of year 🙂 xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

  6. October 22, 2017 / 10:30 pm

    That look like an absolute gorgeous place to visit ♥ Those sheep are adorable! I would have wanted to bring on home ha ha.

  7. Yasmin
    October 23, 2017 / 7:49 am

    I hope you liked the Bluebird Cafe! My husband is the head chef there (yes I live in the Lake District 😃) x

  8. October 23, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    These pictures are just stunning! That hot choc looks divine too! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

  9. October 23, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    The sheep are so cute! // That pub owner is such a wonderful human being omg // The dog is gorgeous // That hot chocolate is glorious // Love your cosy sweater! // & loving these photos, especially the one above the onion relish! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  10. October 23, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    The Lake District looks so beautiful – I love the sheep! It’s somewhere I have always wanted to go (along with the Cotswolds) but in my 29 years I’ve never been. I’m definitely keeping it on my ‘to visit’ list though after seeing these photos. It looks so perfect. I’m really glad you had a good break lovely 🙂

    Jenny xx

    http://www.jaffacat.co.uk

  11. Kia Kinton
    October 23, 2017 / 11:41 pm

    Great little post and stunning photos you really captured the charm of the lake district and the sheep are adorbs! Never thought about going in the Autumn but will definitely consider it now! 🙂

  12. October 25, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    Love this! Where did you stay? I want to plan a trip!
    Abi xx

  13. October 25, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    Wow this looks so lovely and your photography is stunning. Sam xxx

  14. October 26, 2017 / 11:47 am

    Such a quaint post! I love visiting the Lake District, last time I was there I stayed in a little house and I’d love to go back! Incredible photography too x

    Yasmin x
    The Sweet Seven Five

  15. November 6, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    It looks so lovely. I’ve only been to the Lake District once, a long time ago. I think I may be due another visit.

  16. November 8, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    Autumn in the UK is absolutely my favorite time to visit. I’ve been in the summer and early autumn and you just can’t beat the cozy feeling and autumn colors!

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