Charmed by The Lakeland: The Quaint and Unspoilt Seaside Villages (3/3)

Unarguably the Lake District is known for its sparkling lakes, high fells and scenic valleys, but it also has limestone uplands, arable farmland and a coast that offers wide stretches of tidal sands, salt flats, marshes and plains. Continue reading “Charmed by The Lakeland: The Quaint and Unspoilt Seaside Villages (3/3)”

Charmed by The Lakeland: Ancient and Historic Landmarks (2/3)

William Wordsworth once said, “I do not know of any tract of country, in which, in so narrow a compass, may be found an equal variety in the influences of light and shadow upon the sublime and beautiful.”  The English poet was, of course, referring to the Lake District National Park which he immortalised in his poetry.  As mentioned in my previous post I was absolutely captivated by The Lakes.  Unarguably, it is the best known part of Cumbria, but there is more to this county than the Lake District.  Continue reading “Charmed by The Lakeland: Ancient and Historic Landmarks (2/3)”

Charmed by The Lakeland: Spectacular Views and Sights (1/3)

The English countryside certainly holds a fascination for those of us who come from far-flung countries like the Philippines or Papua New Guinea. Continue reading “Charmed by The Lakeland: Spectacular Views and Sights (1/3)”