About Lake District
The Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous for its lakes, forests and mountains (or fells), and its associations with William Wordsworth and other Lake Poets and also with Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin. The Lake District National Park was established in 1951 and covers an area of 2,362 square kilometres.
It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017.
Lake District Itinerary Sample itinerary.
We will be painting in a selection of the following locations
The following venues will give the most variety in terms of subject matter as well as the convenience of being close to aminities
Ambleside Waterhead – views down and across Windermere with moored boats and jetties & the distant hills.
Galava Field – The ruins of a Roman Fort as well as views of the Lake, the River Brathay and Rothay. All are within easy reach of Cafes and Toilets.
Skelwith Bridge – The river with subject matter such as the bridge and waterfalls. cafes on site.
Loughrigg Tarn. – No facilities but it is one of the most beautiful tarns in the Lake District, often with the famous Langdale Pikes in the distance reflected in it.
Elterwater – With views of the river emerging from the tarn. It is only a short walk from Skelwith Bridge.
Rydal Lake. – Woodland and lakeside painting venues, only a short walk from Rydal Hall, where there is a cafe and toilet facilities. There are some splendid subjects within the grounds of Rydal Hall, including a waterfall, formal and informal gardens.
Ambleside village – There are several interesting streets including Rattle Ghyll, which is a Cobbled street, with houses and views across the river to the Old Mill, which although it has shops inside, still has the old waterwheel.
Beyond these venues there is Brockhole which is the National Park Centre housed in a beautiful Arts and craft House on the shores of Windermere, Wray Castle also has a splendid location on the opposite side of Lake Windermere. Both venues have facilities.