Since we’ve started wearing our Blaze Wear clothing, we are much more excited about getting outside and exploring. Don’t get us wrong, we love fresh air and nature but getting cold is just so…chilly. Being able to switch on the warmth in our heated clothing has made a huge difference to the way in which we view our outdoor excursions. We’ve just got more energy and enthusiasm for it!
There’s nothing better than climbing up a hill and soaking up incredible views and fresh air. One of the best places to do this is in the Lake District in Cumbria, in the north of England. Not only are there many different trails and pathways to choose from, you also get the added bonus of picturesque lakes, gushing waterfalls, and warm, cosy pubs at the end of a long day.
Here are our top spots:
One of the lakes most magnificent sights of the Lake District is Ullswater, spreading out like a sheet of water, surrounding by lofty green hills rising up like giants. The great thing about Ullswater, the Lake District’s second biggest lake, is you can either have a relaxed stroll around the lake, or tackle a challenging fell for an awe- inspiring view over this scenic land. The razor ridge of Helvellyn marks one of the highest points of the area and has been climbed by famous poet William Wordsworth – who also wrote “Daffodils’ in this idyllic region.
In between the lakes of this beautiful area you’ll find pockets of local charm in between lush, moss carpeted forests and trickling streams where the air is notably clean. The little villages are steeped in history and make a great place for a wander or an ice cream. We love Hawskhead for its pretty white-washed cottages and its dark and cosy pubs that offer a warm welcome. The quaint Queen’s Head has stone flagged flooring, wood panelled booths and a great selection of local ale for you to get stuck into.
Very near to Hawkshead are some beautiful walks which encompass stunning scenery like Tarn Hows. Tarn means lake or pool and at Tarn Hows you can enjoy Coniston Water via a steam cruise, which can be then incorporated into a ramble to enjoy landscapes that were the inspiration for Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons.
Wherever you choose to go in the Lake District, don’t forget to pack your Blaze Wear clothing so you always have the option to turn the heat on, whilst looking the part in a stylish jacket or gilet. Because when your heated clothing is turned on, nothing can stop you!