After an unforgettable year of overseas travel, my final adventure of 2016 was a little closer to home. I’ve recently teamed up with Accessorize to produce a series of travel guest posts on the Accessorize blog. Part of the collaboration involves shooting a collection of travel photos featuring Accessorize products (an exciting exploration into the world of travel style). For my first shoot I headed cross-country to the beautiful Lake District, where my best friend Naomi lives.
Naomi is a talented photographer and helped me shoot the products in some of The Lake District’s most photogenic locations. Being a local, she knew exactly where to go away from the busy tourist crowds. I’m so proud of how the photos turned out, so much so that I had to share them in this photo-diary style post. Scroll through the photos then be sure to click the link to my Accessorize guest post at the bottom of this page. Here is my weekend Escape to the Lake District in pictures…
Arriving at Oxenholme Station
I stepped off the train and into the heart of the Lake District in the sleepy 2-platform station of Oxenholme
Sweet gingerbread wafts through the streets of Grasmere village thanks to Sarah Nelson’s famous Grasmere Gingerbread shop. Inside the village Visitors will find a scattering of pubs and cafes surrounding the village is a collection of spectacular lake-side walks.
Known as a ‘water’ and not a ‘lake’ Rydale has a small village next to it and is surrounded by some seriously underrated walking routes. A slightly lesser-known part of The Lakes.
Needs no introduction. Without a doubt the most famous Lake in Cumbria, most popularly accessed from Bowness-on-Windermere.
Brigsteer is Naomi’s closest village, located in the South Lakeland. It’s home to a couple of boutique guest houses and the much-loved gastropub The Wheatsheaf. Brigsteer would make a peaceful base for any weekend in The Lake District.
The most popular lakeside town for visitors and tourists with quaint cobbled streets and independent boutiques. Come for dinner and drinks or hop on the Old Steamer for a ride around Lake Windermere.
Helsington, Lyth Valley
With nothing more than a Parish church and rolling fields, the tiny village of Helsington is where Naomi calls home. We spend time in the farm house cozying up by the fire with tea in the mornings and mulled wine at night.
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For the full story of my time in The Lake District, be sure to check out my guest post for Accessorize; A Stylish Weekend Away with The Travelista.
What did you think of the photography for my Weekend Escape to The Lake District? If you enjoyed this post or it has inspired you to visit The Lake District, please leave me a comment and let me know x