Put your best foot forward in the LakesThis Autumn !

Autumn is a fantastic time to be in the Lakes, and great value once the summer crowds have gone.

Both the light at this time of year, and the changing of the colours of the leaves, highlight the stunning beauty of this spectacular landscape.

And it’s a great time of year for walking, with a perfect temperature, lots to see and long enough days to get some good hours of hiking in. But you won’t have to walk for hours or up endless inclines to get thrilling views.

Round Windermere, for example, you could enjoy High Dam, a fantastic walk which rises at a gentle pace through oak, conifer and birch trees from the village of Finsthwaite.

It’s not a long walk but it is rewarding at the top, where it opens out into a panoramic tarn lined with trees. Water from the dam powered the village’s mills once upon a time, when they produced bobbins for the region’s thriving textiles industry.

Of course, this is just one of many walks the area has to offer. Orrest Head at Windermere is another, the first walk the legendary Alfred Wainwright ever wrote about and beginning steps away from the town’s train station.

If the likes of Scafell Pike and Helvellyn aren’t for you, try a smaller peak like Holme Fell at Coniston, where small effort is rewarded with big views.

Enjoy it all from the Hawksmoor Lakeland Guest House, offering luxury Lake District bed and breakfast accommodation.

Posted by Hawksmoor Admin