Postcards from the Lake District

The Lake District

A few weekends ago, my boyfriend, Mr Pugington and I went on a whimsical adventure to explore the dramatic landscapes of the Lake District. With our Haglöfs trekking gear and the all important dog biscuits packed up, we drove North to the magical world where Beatrix Potter once called home.  As we switched off from the world, Mr Pugington transformed into ‘Extreme Pug’ and Ron and I immersed ourselves in the great outdoors.

Our three day adventure led to days spent trekking to summits for views of the rugged mountain range and glacial lakes, afternoons exploring abandoned quarries and evenings camping out as we star gazed across the horizon.
The Lake District view Trekking in the Lake District with Hagalofs
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Trekking jackets, shells and backpack | Haglöfs.  Sports sunglasses | Adidas Eyewear.

Photographed at the Lake District by Digital Jiujitsu and Mariko Kuo.

Dickins & Hawkes

Dickins & Hawkes

Bespoke Events and Productions

An unexpected opportunity to travel with Dickins & Hawkes on one of their bespoke travel services, turned into two of the most memorable days that I have ever had in England.  With a packed itinerary including a luxurious personal shopping experience at Holland & Holland and Boodles on Bond Street, a steam train ride through the picturesque North Yorkshire countryside, a theatrical dinner in the style of Downton Abbey, Scottish dancing with a live Ceilidh band, a horse and hound meeting and falconry experience, my time with Dickins & Hawkes was full of aristocratic drama and a truly breathtaking few days.

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For more information on bespoke travel packages, visit Dickins & Hawkes’s website.