“Oh, how can I put into words the joys of a walk over country such as this; the scenes that delight the eyes, the blessed peace of mind, the sheer exuberance which fills your soul as you tread the firm turf? This is something to be lived, not read about. On these breezy heights, a transformation is wondrously wrought within you. Your thoughts are simple, in tune with your surroundings; the complicated problems you brought with you from the town are smoothed away. Up here, you are near to your Creator; you are conscious of the infinite; you gain new perspectives; thoughts run in new strange channels; there are stirrings in your soul which are quite beyond the power of my pen to describe. Something happens to you in the silent places which never could in the towns, and it is a good thing to sit awhile in a quiet spot and meditate. The hills have a power to soothe and heal which is their very own. No man ever sat alone on the top of a hill and planned a murder or a robbery, and no man ever came down from the hills without feeling in some way refreshed, and the better for his experience” 💛
Well done you read it all :)
Me and Leo Bear trekked up catbells today on our own. Couldn't resist a walk in the hills on a beautiful day like today. Decided to go up what we thought would be a busy ish hill just in case we got into any bother, well it certainly was a busy hill, think the whole of Keswick was walking up it 😂 luckily we had a safe walk with no accidents and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
A few photos from our Family Holiday in the beautiful Lake District a few weeks ago;
Scale How (Charlotte Mason’s House of Education, now part of the University of Cumbria)
Hill Top (Beatrix Potter’s house)
Original Beatrix Potter artwork
On top of Cat Bells