Talk about having one of the most beautiful walks in the Lake District on your doorstep………

…..when staying at the  Borrowdale Hotel (which coincidentally is in the Borrowdale Valley), this signpost to Manesty is literally across the road. And what a quiet road it is, for all that it is the “main” road, in fact the only road, into the Borrowdale region.

No wonder we went back to the same hotel SEVEN times last year. it’s only a 90-minute drive up the road, so we can pack a lot into two days with only an overnight stay.

These pictures were taken just after breakfast on our first trip of this year.  The sun seemed to be shining on things close to us whilst the hills were still hazy.

The images are in the right order, from the signpost at the beginning of the walk up to the lakeside stile just before High Brandelhowe Jetty.

The walk continued along the lakeside but that’s for another post !


Public Footpath to Manesty , Borrowdale walk, Derwentwater, Cumbria

Footpath to Manesty ©HelenBushe


Manesty Japanese Bridge Borrowdale, Derwentwater, Cumbria Lake District, walk

Manesty Bridge ©HelenBushe


Manesty Boardwalk Borrowdale Like District fells hills walk

Manesty Boardwalk ©HelenBushe


Manesty Gate ©HelenBushe



Reflections at Manesty, Derwentwater, cumbria lake District walk

Reflections at Manesty ©HelenBushe


Manesty Boathouse Derwentwater lake district cumbria

Manesty Boathouse ©HelenBushe


Lakeside Stile Derwentwater Lake District Cumbria walk

Lakeside Stile ©HelenBushe


We’re back there the week after next, so fingers crossed for more good weather!


Anonymous · 17 April 2017 at 18:22

Such serenity!

    HMB · 17 April 2017 at 18:22

      HMB · 17 April 2017 at 18:49

      Indeed. Thanks for visiting.

elleturner4 · 15 April 2017 at 09:40

A really lovely set of photos.

    HMB · 15 April 2017 at 09:50

    Thanks Liz

Amy · 15 April 2017 at 03:33

Oh, sooo beautiful! It’s only 90 min driving!

    HMB · 15 April 2017 at 09:51

    Yes, UK fairly compact compared to other countries, yet with great diversity of scenery. Happy Easter.

Bren · 14 April 2017 at 17:00

Beautiful … how I wish we were there.. Happy Easter Helen xx

    HMB · 14 April 2017 at 17:07

    Thanks Bren. And Happy Easter to you too

Laurie Graves · 14 April 2017 at 14:05

Wowsah! That is some walk. Hope there are more pictures to come of your next trip.

    HMB · 14 April 2017 at 14:24

    Thanks Laurie. Yes there will be more. Happy Easter!

      Laurie Graves · 14 April 2017 at 16:31

      Yay! And happy Easter to you too.

suzannerogersonfantasyauthor · 14 April 2017 at 12:48

I’d love to visit there, especially after seeing your beautiful pics.

    HMB · 14 April 2017 at 13:28

    I’m sure you’ll get there one of these days. have a lovely Easter

Hugh's Views and News · 14 April 2017 at 07:54

Stunning, Helen. So great to see the weather was playing ball.

ladygrace33 · 13 April 2017 at 23:13

Truly a beautiful place 🙂

    HMB · 13 April 2017 at 23:22

    It is indeed. And so peaceful. Thanks for stopping by.

paulfraser11 · 13 April 2017 at 22:27

Stunning pictures of a wonderful place Helen 🙂

    HMB · 13 April 2017 at 23:23

    Thanks Paul. It has become one of my favourite places. Hope you and family have a nice time over Easter.

whippetwisdom · 13 April 2017 at 20:58

Beautiful photographs Helen, it is such a beautiful part of the world! Fingers crossed for good weather on your next visit ☺ xxx

    HMB · 13 April 2017 at 21:06

    Thanks Xenia. We’ve had beautiful weather each times. Hard to believe as nearby village is recorded as the wettest place in England. xx

Which Way? A Signpost, a Gate and a Bridge - PHOTOPHILE · 30 April 2017 at 16:39

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