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A beautiful day at home

Sometimes when we travel, we overlook what’s on our doorstep.  Yesterday I took the day off and went for a walk up Loughrigg in the English Lake District. This is at the northern end of Windermere, close to Ambleside and Grasmere, and can be tackled via a number of different routes.  It’s a great walk for incorporating lovely views of many bodies of water within the Lakes, including Windermere, Loughrigg Tarn, Elterwater, Grasmere and Rydal Water.  We did a circular walk starting from Pelter Bridge car park near Rydal.  It was a glorious day – clear, crisp and bright and with a light dusting of snow on the uppermost fells – as you can hopefully see from the pictures. A lovely Lakeland property at the start of the walk, with stepping stones across to it. Looking into the sun and down the length of Windermere. A quick check on our whereabouts… Sheep on the tops, with Elterwater behind. Loughrigg Tarn. Back down to Rydal Water. Have you ventured out close to home lately?

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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