Make a lake… in a lid

The wonders of Windermere are many. The tiny nearby towns may be bombarded by tourists, but there is always a quiet spot to be found on the shores of this beautiful lake.

One of the main attractions of The Lakes is Beatrix Potter, creator of Peter Rabbit and friends. People come from far and wide to see the countryside that inspired the author and illustrator – a landscape that she bought up by the acre in order to preserve it for generations to come.

Sitting on the pebbly shore watching my boys skim stones, I’m very glad she did.