Tuesday, 7 August 2018

A Return to Hawkshead, The Lake District

Last week we went for our usual yearly week's holiday in the Lake District. Each year we go at a different time of year depending on when we can get the same time off work, and this year it happened in the middle of summer. We chose to stay in Hawkshead for a second time, a pretty village we both fell in love with for many reasons. We thought it was going to be crowded, but were relieved to find there wasn't too many people around despite peak season (more reason for us to love Hawkshead).
Unfortunately, we were not very lucky with the weather: it rained every day at least half the day and we hardly saw any sunshine. The village was wet, but still beautiful and cheery with lots of lush green plants laden with gorgeous summer blooms and colourful flower baskets dotted around whitewashed houses.

The Honey Pot, an irresistible delicatessen shop, and The Kings Arms, probably our favourite village pub 

Flag Street, one of the most charming Hawkshead streets

A typical Hawkshead alleyway 

One of the most distinctive Hawkshead scenes

Queens Head, a lovely 17th century inn

Wordsworth Street. The poet William Wordsworth lived in the second house on the left (Ann Tyson's Cottage) while attending Hawkshead Grammar School
More about Hawkshead can be seen in my last year's post here.


  1. These photos are amazing, this looks like a great place to visit someday I love the cottages. Thanks for the share, have a fantastic rest of your week. Keep up the posts.
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    1. Thank you very much for your visit and kind words! :)

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