Visit To My Lake

Visit To My Lake

I am lucky enough to live in an area where not far outside my front door there are fields everywhere, reservoir, lakes, country parks, moorlands etc. The outdoor adventures are quite endless, but there is one lake that myself and my family have been regularly going to since as far back as my memory reaches.

It is very locally popular and regionally popular too, people have been travelling to it since the Victorian age (and before, having been completed in 1800) when it was coined to be nearly as good as Blackpool (on a smaller scale, of course). Anyone who lives in the surrounding area considers their home to be synonymous with the lake. It is to my family at least, we consider it to be our lake, it is so familiar that it holds much the same comfort to us as sitting in our bedroom. We know every view, and every uneven surface to walk across. So it’s no surprise that when the weather is nice, even if it is not, we are one of the many regulars to descend there for a stroll and an ice cream.


The most commonly walked route around the lake is a bit over 2 miles, but you can also do one that is over 10 miles. A lot of people walk about half way, to the cafe, and then walk the same route back, especially in less than desirable weather.


There a tons of water based activities available if that is what floats your boat (genuinely just made myself laugh out loud – at least I amuse myself aye).


As soon as we turn onto the road that leads to the lake, Oscar’s excitement levels reach fever pitch, he cries, he goes round in circles (which is difficult in the car) and he cannot pretend to be patient in the slightest, if it takes us more than a couple of minute to park and exit the car he begins barking in a frantic way.


In the last year or so a local took to chainsaw tree carving, there are multiple sculptures dotted around the lake now.


Just beautiful.

Do you have any local nature spots that you consider your own? Anywhere you constantly find yourself returning to and never tiring of?



  1. August 20, 2017 / 5:03 pm

    This is stunning! Going to have to start leaving my home a bit more haha x

    • August 20, 2017 / 5:20 pm

      Lol, yeah occasionally it can be worth it, even if your bed is calling you all day šŸ˜Š x

  2. August 18, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    Which lake is this? So pretty! And your siblings and four-legged bearded boy are all adorable. x

    • August 18, 2017 / 6:19 pm

      It’s called Hollingworth Lake šŸ˜Š my four-legged boy is definitely more adorable right… right?! šŸ˜„šŸ˜‰ x

      • August 18, 2017 / 6:39 pm

        Haha…I am partial to such boys, Always. I cannot wait for one of mine. Btw have you watched this show called 10 Puppies and Us? It is a BBC show and it is hilarious. xx

        • August 22, 2017 / 4:18 pm

          Yes I have been watching it. The dogs are so sweet but it’s also a bit painful to watch – most of them have absolutely no idea what they are doing, I know they’re first time owners but it’s like they have never been around dogs before or done any research šŸ™ˆšŸ˜Š xx

  3. August 18, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    I love the lake, I find it so calming and like I can really relax there even if I am keeping an eye on 2 toddlers! Its beautiful in all weathers ā¤ļø

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