The Lake District: A Tour of Windermere & Ambleside

For my first time in the Lake District, I'd say it was a rather tame trip in terms of hiking around Windermere and Ambleside but a delight for landscape photography. But even then some of the landscape really left me breathless. A simple, compelling beauty, sometimes more sophisticated.

I should say I've always wanted to go up North and have a fascination for this type of landscape, even though it was my first time experiencing it first hand. And I was not disappointed !

EDIT: The small video experiment that came out of this trip is now ready too! Watch it below:

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Bowness-on-Windermere: Around the Port

A view of Bowness-On-Windermere, not far from the Dome House.

Rowing boats for hire on Lake Windermere

Swans joining the party in Bowness. These are some well-fed birds!

Seagulls guarding the pier

Looking for a way to get on the other side of the lake


Hiking around Lake Windermere

Our ferry to the other side of Lake Windermere

Nice viewpoint of Lake Windermere

Sailing boats on the lake

The only road on that side of the lake

Lots of fallen trees following a storm. This big one ended up diving into the lake - a gloomy yet cool atmosphere.


Ambleside & Wansfell Pike

Sailing boats in Ambleside

Rowing back to our hotel

... Pretending like my hands don't have giant blisters all over them !

Nice little fellow who came to give us some company on the trip back

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