The Lakes have been of great importance to me throughout my life. As a child I would visit often, growing up only an hour or so away in Northumberland, and as an adult they have become the place I go to pause.

Sometimes my trips are planned well in advance with targets and check boxes and lists of things to squeeze in.

Sometimes I get all my work done by 4pm and rush over in the car to get up a fell in time for sunset. However I get there, I leave feeling more myself again, and I will never, ever, tire of the place.