Thursday, 17 December 2015

#LakeDistrictBid Advent Calendar Day 17 - Because of the rivers...

The rivers of the Lake District have had a bit of a bad press recently but the good news is that they're now a LOT better behaved and Cumbria is most definitely open for business.  (Have I mentioned that before?  It's just that it is and this weekend should be one of the busiest of the year so PLEASE visit, we would love to see you!)

Anyway, back to the rivers - I can't really explain why but a walk is always so much nicer when it's alongside a river, somehow it never seems quite such hard work, even when we're going uphill.  There are hundreds of rivers across the county, and plenty of pretty waterfalls too, feeding the lakes and providing the perfect stopping off point on a summer stroll - these are just a few of my favourites.

River Liza, Ennerdale

Kent Estuary

River Kent near Kendal

Trout Beck

Blind Tarn Gill

Colwith Force

Fisherplace Gill

Stickle Ghyll looking empty one hot summer

Aira Force and penguin rock (since disappeared)

Burns Beck

Scandal Beck

Launchy Gill

Lodore Falls

Spring in our back garden after heavy rain

I'm writing this whole series of blogs to support the Lake District National Park Authority as they bid to gain UNESCO World Heritage Site Status for the Lake District National.  Pretty please (with jam on!) click here to learn more about the bid and show your support.

To go back to day 1 of the blog, please click here or scroll the column on the right to see what you've been missing.  :-)

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