One of my favourite things to do is to go hiking, walking, rambling, or whatever equivalent verb you would like to use. I typically go for walks in the Yorkshire Dales, as they're quite close, but on occasion, I have ventured north west to the Lake District. There isn't a whole lot to say about the Lake District, other than to say that it's very famous, very beautiful, and well worth the trip.
These particular photos were taken on two separate walks in the Lakes in 2003 and 2004, in a place called the Newlands Valley. The walk itself is sometimes known as the "Newlands Horseshoe", and starts and ends at a tiny place called "Little Town". It's a wonderful walk; challenging but not too long, with a wide variety of different scenery. Hopefully these photos show off at least some of its beauty.
My friend Erica deep in the Lake District in the Newlands Horseshoe
The beautiful Lake District near Keswick
Zahra, Anna, and Marios walking along a valley floor
Sun shining down a valley in the Lake District
Buttermere lake from the Newlands Horseshoe
High in the Lake District near Keswick
Hills in the Lake District. Near Little Town.
The Newlands Valley in the Lake District
Shadows of clouds in the Newlands Valley
The floor of the Newlands Valley in the Lake District
Looking down towards Keswick from the Newlands Valley
Ground level in the Newlands Valley. Grass everywhere.
My friend Erica standing in the Newlands Valley near Cat Bells
The group of walkers I was with, setting off through the Newlands Valley
Majestic crags in the Lake District
My friend Erica in the Newlands Horseshoe
From the top of the Newlands Valley, looking back towards Keswick
Hills of different colours, in the Lake District
Driving on the A66 towards the Lake District