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Promoting the beautiful nature and architecture of Great Britain every day.
A BIT ABOUT US
Over the years I have noticed one very strange trend. Everyone seems to be only interested to go abroad to see beautiful lakes, castles, modern architecture and old towns. However, when asked if they visited the Lake District, Warwick Castle or Whitby, the answer is usually 'NO'. That is where the idea for this website came to life. I hope the beautiful images you will be able to find on this page will encourage each and every one of you to go out there and explore the amazing land called Britain.
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Finally we have managed to upload a decent amount of footage to our YouTube channel!
We hope that through our videos we will be able to bring you closer to the experience of travelling across the UK. All clips are connected to our adventures described in the blog section, so make sure to check it out for more details!
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KINDER SCOUT - PEAK DISTRICT
Even though it is the highest ground in England, south of Yorkshire Dales, it is not a classic, sharp pointed hill. Kinder Scout stretches for 39 km2 (15sq miles) and is more than a plateau than a peak. Parts of the trail have been reconstructed in 1980’s by National Trust and now it is part of the Pennine Way trail. However, what makes Kinder Scout really special are the amazing rock formations scattered all over the trail and fantastic views of the surrounding hills.
PENNINE BRIDLEWAY SOUTH HEAD
I was quite pleased to see that the path was very well labelled so you don’t have to be afraid you will get lost. It started rather smooth, leading down the hill. To be fair, it was a bit slippery and wet as in some sections it did turn into a small stream, however, in terms of difficulty, it was not too bad.
Due to the limited parking options, this section is not overcrowded. This was exactly what I needed that day. A safe but not dull path with hardly any human interaction.
LAKE DISTRICT - THIRLMERE RESERVOIR
Lake District - Day 2
While exploring the banks of Thirlmere you can stick to the main path leading all the way around the lake or, if the weather is more sunny and dry, discover some smaller tracks right on the banks of the reservoir. You can also make few detours from the main track and see the attractions nearby like the Bowder Stone, Lodore Falls, Castle Crag, Borrowdale and of course Helvellyn.
TIME TO GO HOME..
If you like sandy beaches, just outside Mallaig, on the banks of River Morar, is the lovely, secluded Morar beach. It is fairly easy to find, and you can get to it from the main A830 Road. The whole Morar bay is a quiet place to relax and simply enjoy the local nature and landscape. The sandy beach is especially popular with tourists during the summer.
During our return journey we did hope to see the slate quarries of Ballachulish, Falls of Falloch, The Meeting of Three Waters and Loch Achtriochtan...
ISLE OF SKYE - QUIRAING
Quiraing itself is part of an enormous landslip, formed at the end of the Ice Age, which is still moving. The name derived from an old North Germanic language and means ‘Round Fold’ (Kvi Rand). The footpath starts at the main car park so you definitely can’t miss it. The whole trail is about 4 miles long ...
THE ATLANTIS OF THE LAKE DISTRICT
Once upon a time, in the valley of Mardale (Cumbria), there were two beautiful, small villages - Measand and Mardale Green.
There was a small church, local pub, main road, few houses and a bridge leading from one shore of the small lake to another.
Then, in 1929, the Parliament has made the decision to flood it all. Welcome to the Haweswater Reservoir.
HUNTING FOR STAFFIN DINOSAURS
One of the good things about the Lealt Falls , Kilt Rock and Staffin Beach is that they are all easily accessible, and you don’t have to waste time on trying to find them. All of them are also going to be very interesting for all of you history fans out there but we will get to that later.
Cliffs, dinosaurs and stunning views ahead.
NEIST POINT - ISLE OF SKYE (PART3)
..we got out of the car and were straight away hit by the strong and cold wind. This is one of those places where you start to feel a lot of respect for the forces of nature. The sharp, steep cliffs do in a way make you feel humble and rather small. The wind, the waves crashing on the rocks below, all this makes a very impressive view..
THE ISLE OF SKYE - PART 1
The beginning of the road offers a magnificent view of the Sound of Sleat and the mountains of Knoydart. Then, when you slowly move away from the coastline, you seem to enter a different realm. Yellow grass, brown branches of low bushes, hardly any trees and large amounts of heather that, at this time of year, create dark patches on the ground. Empty spaces, one main road, red rocks, and few scattered, lonely houses in the distance.
ISLE OF SKYE - FAIRY POOLS
What makes the Fairy Pools so special are the numerous waterfalls and pools filled with crystal clear water of the Brittle River. The water is so clear that you can literally see the bottom of every pool. The further you go the bigger the pools get. For those of you who are a bit more fit and brave than myself there are some narrow and steep paths leading closer to the bigger waterfalls.
WELCOME TO THE HIGHLANDS
When I first looked at the estimated time of the drive, which came up to 9 hours, I though this is going to be tough. Then I have selected some most popular viewpoints, which were scattered alongside the road we were travelling on. The initial count was then halved (otherwise we would need 24 hours to get there) which gave us 14 viewpoints. Do I even need to mention that we arrived at our destination way after dark?
Anyway, let’s start from the beginning. When going to Scotland you need to be ready to experience all four seasons in one day...
MIND YOUR HEAD
Ever wondered how it would feel to travel to the middle of the mountain by boat? Well now you can stop wondering and just enjoy the ride in the Speedwell Cavern.
WELCOME TO THE DEVIL’S ARSE
As promised, we continue our adventure in Castleton and this time we are going underground! Join us in another adventure in the Peak Cavern which also bares the lovely name of The Devil’s Arse.
Out of the Lake District and into The Peak District! First stop - Castleton. If you were thinking of climbing Mam Tor or exploring the multiple caverns in the area this is the place for you!
RAIN, STONE CIRCLE, RED SQUIRRELS AND.. THE MILLENNIUM FALCON?!
Day 3 of your Lake District adventure!
On the road to the shores of Derwent Water we drove through the lovely town of Keswick. This is a typical tourist-oriented area with lots of hotels, bars and restaurants. If you are travelling with kids, this destination should satisfy the whole family. A large network of footpaths in the woods and hills surrounding the lake offers a chance for everyone to enjoy the nature..
THE LAKE DISTRICT ADVENTURE
If you are considering visiting the Lake District you might want to have a look at the first blog entries, where we explore the area of the Thirlmere Reservoir, Keswick, Derwentwater and Haweswater Reservoir. Hope you will enjoy it!