England’s Lake District: Countless Sheep and Endless Green

I’ll be the first to admit I did not know much about the Lake District prior to our visit. All I knew before we arrived was that Derek could not stop talking about how beautiful it was going to be. Ever since he had read this book, this area had been on his to-go list.

Glowing green hills. Countless sheep grazing the land. So much beautiful nature right at your fingertips.

Sounded good to me.

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As soon as we entered this district, I quickly realized why this area is by far the UK’s most popular national park. With ever twist and turn you made, there was some kind of postcard panorama. It was as if this stunning countryside was speaking a rare kind of poetry. One that was so authentic and pure.

As we drove the narrow one-lane roads, I immediately felt a wave of serenity rush over my mind. After spending the last two weeks in bustling cities, such as Paris and London, it sure did feel good to breathe in that clean, crisp, country air.

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One of my favorite moments of our stay was when we approached our hilltop cottage.

The road was way too narrow for any cars, so we had to park the car at the bottom of the hill. As soon as we reached the top, we were greeted to the most darling little cottage with the brightest blue door. With all this cuteness surrounding me, I couldn’t help but smile from ear to ear.

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Ah, that countryside. Have you ever seen anything so captivating?!

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We drove past so many sheep grazing. The grass must have tasted sweeter on the edges of the road, as that is where we saw most of the sheep. You’d think with the endless hills, they would stay far away from traffic.

But no.

They wanted to be right there in the action of passing cars.

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I loved how simple life seemed here.

Quiet small towns. Hardly any wifi around.

These couple of days were so enjoyable going “off the grid.”

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While we didn’t have time to squeeze in Stonehenge on this trip, we did stumble upon this circle of rocks: The Castlerigg Stone Circle. It’s basically Stonehenge without all the crowds.

The best part? None of it was roped off. And there were about 30 wild sheep grazing in the distance.

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I will never forget the beauty we discovered in the Lake District. There was just so much to explore, not to mention all the inspiration that came with this glowing countryside. This had to have been one of the most rejuvenating places I have ever visited. I can only hope to return again some day.

If you’d like to read more about our experience here, check out this post I wrote on POPSUGAR. Also, here’s the short mini film Derek created.

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