If you live in the U.K. or plan to visit, make sure you get to the Lake District. It is such a beautiful part of this country and should be experienced AT LEAST once.
My friend Kelly took a group of us for a hike in the Lakes last year and I can’t wait to go back. We hiked up Green Gable and swam in the tarn pictured above. It was a 6hr hike of stunning country side scenery. I love the piece and quiet an activity like this offers — you can truly appreciate yourself and your surroundings.
I recommend to everyone that, before you go on a hike of this nature, you are comfortable with walking long distances and in different terrain. Also note that there is NO CELL PHONE RECEPTION in this gorgeous part of the world. For all those people (me included) that are used to following a blue dot on your Maps app to get from Point-A to Point-B, forget about it. I am not confident I could navigate a hike like this alone so would always make sure I have a more experienced friend/guide leading the way.