The Lake District


The Lake District

The Lake District is in the north-west of England. There's loadsa lakes there, that's why it's called the Lake District. If you're into exercising and that, there's some proper big hills to go up. You won't see any real towns about, just lakes and big hills and fields and stuff.

It's well popular which surprised me a bit as you can't even get Wi-Fi in most places. It'll probably get even busier soon because it's becoming a UNESCO place or sommat. Hopefully, they'll put some Wi-Fi in, as I couldn't even check in on my snapgram.

Someone said Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth used to come up here years ago whoever they are.

The biggest mountain in England is here. Its called Scafell Pike, I went up it to see if I could get a better signal but it pissed it down when I got to the top. When I got back down I were proper soaked and had to get dried off and changed in a portaloo that stank. You couldn't even flush it and you could see all the **** piled up at the bottom. It were proper gross. I'm not surprised Potter and Wordsworth haven't been back.

There's supposed to be loads of red squirrels about but I didn't see any. Apparently, big grey American squirrels have come over and kicked their arses. If they keep winning, by 2030 all the red ones will be dead. Sounds like they could use a hand so someones set up a crowdfunding thingy

Photographing the Lake District

There are loadsa places to take photos in the Lake District. You can get some proper goods shots up in the hills. Hardknott pass is a massive hill on the way to one of the lakes called Wast Water which was my favourite. There's not many people about and it's more rugged and rocky compared to the more popular, busier ones.

It was proper windy when I arrived and the sun was going down. It felt like I was on another planet. I also liked Ullswater where I camped right at the edge of the lake but got woke up far too early in the morning by a couple of right loud lasses swimming with their dog!

There's a big pond called Blea Tarn somewhere around there which was pretty good too.

If you're into landscape pictures, you can get things to go on your camera called Neutral Density filters. They're good for making things seem like they're moving even though it's just a still picture. It's a good special effect type thing for lakes when it makes the water look all soft and blurry. It's also good at stopping too much light and wrecking your shot, basically, it acts like a pair of shades for your camera.

Boring factual stuff about the Lake District

  • Statistically speaking, there's only one actual lake in the Lake District and that's Lake Bassenthwaite. All the others including the popular Windermere, Coniston, Ullswater and Derwent are meres or waters.
  • The Lake District is in the county of Cumbria which is home to more microbreweries than any other British county, as well as several Michelin, starred restaurants.
  • At 978 metres Scafell Pike is Englands biggest mountain.
  • It's also home to Britains highest war memorial, given to the National Trust in memory of those who died in the Great War.
  • A graphite mine at Seathwaite, first discovered in the 1550s, provided the natural resource required to make the worlds very first pencil. The history of this humble item of stationery is charted at the Pencil Museum in Keswick.
  • Wast Water in Wasdale is almost 3 miles (4.8 km) long and over one-third of a mile (540 m) wide. It's a glacial lake and the deepest in England. Both the lake and Wasdale Screes are protected as Sites of Special Scientific Interest under European Union law as Special Areas of Conservation.

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