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My Holiday Trip to the Lake District, England

Updated on March 5, 2020
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My interest in historic events, nature and wildlife is reflected in our choice of destinations when planning our holidays and day trips.

Sizergh Farm Tea Room and Tourist Shop
Sizergh Farm Tea Room and Tourist Shop

Wainwright Walks in Lake District - A narration on DVD

Wainwright Walks - Lake District
Wainwright Walks - Lake District
The Wainwright Walks of the Lake District is an informative DVD 3 disc box set, total of 5 hours running time. This is not the travelogue one would expect of such a DVD, rather than showcasing the beauty of the towns and villages in the area it concentrates on the narration of the presenter; although fans of Wainwright will no doubt love it, especially those who love hiking.

My Personal Holiday Review

Of the Lake District, England

Just a little walk on the lite side is my presentation of the Lake District following our most wonderful holiday there. My presentation isn't exhaustive by any means as the Lake District covers a large mountainous area with numerous lakes, the largest of which is Lake Windermere.

This article is based on my video of the same name and includes some of the great places worthy of a visit when holidaying in the Lake District, England.

First on the agenda is the famous Garden and Family home of William Wordsworth in Cockermouth where he lived during his childhood from 1770 to 1783, and in the same village, 'The River Cocker'. On one of our day trips while on a weeks holiday in the Lake District, after seeing the famous Wordsworth home and the river in Cockermouth we headed towards and explored the 'The Osprey Project', Dodd Wood, Keswick to watch Twitchers in action at Bassenthwaite Lake lower viewpoint.

As mentioned above by far the best and largest lake in the Lake District is Lake Windermere, which is where we headed for after watching the Twitchers at Bassenthwaite Lake. Between Bassenthwaite Lake and Lake Windermere we stumbled across the 'Little Folk' at Low Sizergh Barn; a stopping point where you can enjoy a quiet walk in the countryside and at Sizergh farm break for a snack and some souvenir shopping before continuing on your journey in the Lake District and enjoying a most wonderful holiday.

Just A Little Walk on the Lite Side

A Little Walk in the Lake District, England

below is a short lighthearted films with a little touch of humour, following the adventures of two people on their visit in the Lake District, England.

Location of Places in the Lake District Featured in This Article

Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13, UK

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Family home of William Wordsworth

Dodd Wood:
Dodd Wood, Lake District National Park, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13, UK

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The Osprey Project

Sizergh, Kendal, Cumbria LA8, UK

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A cute little farm shop and restaurant open to the public; worth a stop off when passing.

Windermere, Lake District National Park, Cumbria, UK

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The largest natural lake in England, with ample boat trips to opt for.

William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

Born in Cockermouth, Lake District, England

William Wordsworth (Britain's Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850) was a famous English Romantic poet; 'words-worth' being a very apt name for such a famous writer of words.

He was the second of five children born to John Wordsworth and Ann Cookson, and was born in the Wordsworth House, Cockermouth, Cumberland, in the Lake District, Northwest England; and his sister Dorothy Wordsworth (also a poet, and diarist) was born the following year.

They had little contact with their father, a legal representative of James Lowther, 1st Earl of Lonsdale, but in the little time they spent together William's father did teach him poetry and introduced him to the works of Milton, Shakespeare and Spenser, and William had access to his father's library.

After their mother's death in 1778 their father sent William to Hawkshead Grammar School, Lancashire and Dorothy to live with relatives in Yorkshire.

In 1787 Wordsworth made his debut as a writer with the publication of a sonnet in The European Magazine; in the same year went to St John's College, Cambridge, graduating in 1791.

William Wordsworth Life and Works - Reproduction Book

William Wordsworth: his life, works, and influence
William Wordsworth: his life, works, and influence
A faithful reproduction of a book published in 1916 by George McLean Harper 1863-1947 so although there may be missing or blurred pages it is an authentic copy worthy of preservation that gives an insight into the life and works of one great author by another.
William Wordsworth house and garden
William Wordsworth house and garden

The Osprey Project

Dodd Wood, Keswick in the Lake District

The Osprey Project at Dodd Wood, Keswick in the Lake District, England is a partnership between the Forestry Commission, Lake District National Park and Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), with great support from volunteers.

The aims of the project are to:-

  1. Ensure the continued success of breeding ospreys at Bassenthwaite
  2. Assist with natural colonisation of Osprey in other parts of the Lake District, and
  3. Provide visitors with an opportunity to see and learn more about ospreys in the Lake District

The Ospreys return to Bassenthwaite Lake in 2001 was the result of many years hard work in encouraging them to breed.

With the increase sightings of migrating birds to the Lake District in the late 1990s the idea that Ospreys may once again breed there was the foundation of the Osprey Project; and why in 2001 a nest platform was built in Wythop Woods overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake. All the hard work paid off when, for the first time in over 150 a pair of ospreys nested and successfully reared a chick; and since then the Ospreys have returned each year, using a different nest site in Dodd Wood, to successfully raised one or two chicks.

Osprey Project in the Lake District
Osprey Project in the Lake District
Houses of the Lake District
Houses of the Lake District
Great and Famous houses and castles in the Lake District with stunning photography; buildings featured in this wonderful hardcover book includes Levens Hall, Sizergh Castle, Holker Hall, Blackwell, Dalemain, Hutton-in-the-Forest, Dove Cottage, Rydal, Mirehouse, Brantwood and Hill Top.

The Little Folk

Sizergh Farm and Barn

Sizergh derives from a Norse word meaning 'Summer Pasture' and cows have been reared there in the 13th Century, originally to produce milk for the local castle.

The Dairy Farm continues to this day, and for visitors to the Lake District provides a farm shop with a tea room and craft galleries. Visitors can also learn about the wood chip boiler, using local timber as fuel, for heating and hot water in the barn; see the reed bed showing a natural waste treatment system in action.

The more adventurous are invited to follow the farm trail, past 'The Little Folk' sign for about two miles to see the natural beauty of a rural farm, countryside, woodland and pond

The Little Folk
The Little Folk

A Day Full Of Cruises on Lake Windermere

The Largest Lake in the Lake District

Spend all day exploring Lake Windermere by cruises on the lake in the Lake District.

The Beatrix Potter Museum

In the Lake District

Near Lake Windermere the museum of the famous Beatrix Potter is a must see. We had a most enjoyable afternoon there, with plenty to see; the sample photos we took, shown below is just a fraction of models and props (in their setting) of what’s on offer at this most wonderful museum.

My favourite has to be the greenhouse and garden, but it was all a great experience.

All photos were taken by me.

Museum Featuring the Famous Beatrix Potter

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2011 Arthur Russ

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      Arthur Russ 

      3 years ago from England

      Thanks for your feedback anonymous; greatly appreciated.

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      8 years ago

      The Lake District has been on my bucket list for a few years now. :)

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      9 years ago

      enjoyed my visit on your lens tonight, thank you, earned a squidlike from this reader.


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