Lake District News – August

 Hello, and I hope everyone is having a lovely, lazy Sunday, and finally enjoying some warm summer sunshine!

Here are a few bits and bobs of Lake District news and a couple of interesting links to keep you in touch with our favourite part of the world:

Photographer Mark Gilligan’s love letter to Wast Water and the Esk Valley makes for a beautiful and inspiring Sunday read. Make yourself a nice cup of tea and settle down to peruse it here.

We all know that the Lakes is endlessly photogenic and I’m sure every visitor returns with a gem or two on their camera roll. Enter your best Lake District pictures into Lancashire Life’s Reader Photo Competition and perhaps win some fantastic camera equipment while you’re at it. More information here

In a fantastic step to make the Lake District a greener holiday destination, Go Lakes Travel have launched a new electric car scheme to encourage visitors to ditch gas-guzzling cars during their visit. Read an article and watch some videos about this project here. The Go Lakes Travel website also has some fantastic information and advice for green tourism in the Lake District and is worth a look for the eco-conscious visitor.

And in a slightly bizarre and well-publicized move, a Lake District hotel manager has chosen to replace the traditional Gideon bible in each room with a copy of the smash paperback bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey. Read about the controversial decision here.

That’s all for this week. Stay tuned for some Lake District walk posts over the next few days. Here’s a photograph to whet you appetites.Image

A moody woodland afternoon in Grizedale forest.