I am definitely sticking to my statement that I'll start doing more varied and random posts. Today I'll be trying to sell nature to you! Now I know that everyone can appreciate nature in their own way, but today I want to do a quick post: a starters guide to getting back to nature!
I am a complete believer in camping. Not everyone's cup of tea, but can be a beautiful experience. Lord of the Rings and the whole world that J.R.R Tolkien created has a lot to do with this post.The location I love and prefer to even Cornwall is the Lake District. If you've dreamt of going to New Zealand (like me) but can't quite afford it yet (like me), then the Lake District is amazing!
So here is my beginners guide to GETTING BACK TO NATURE! Remember life is made up of experiences.
Be Passionate, Be Adventurous, Embrace Nature, Experience Nature
Location: Lake District
About: I personally think the Lake District is one of the most beautiful places in England. For me it's an English Middle Earth. Rolling Hobbit hills, and high majestic misty 'mountains', and not forgetting the mysterious aura of dwarfish caves and quarries. It's the perfect place for an adventure!
Where to Camp: Great Langdale
Become a Member: National Trust!
Pre-Camping: Shopping Must Haves!
Cathedral Caves/Quarry: Hidden away near Little Langdale is the fascinating, magical caves of Cathedral Quarry. It really is amazing there, it usually isn't busy at all because it isn't very well known. Also a little fact: They filmed Snow White and The Huntsman here, so you would have stood where Chris Hemsworth stood, and that's always nice to know.
Stickle Tarn & Harrison Stickle: A beautiful and only slightly exhausting walk. The end of the walk makes it all worth it. Even this beautiful picture doesn't do it justice. On the walk you'll find clean, natural streams, that you can fill your bottle up in. Even when the weather isn't all that good, it's still an exciting adventure.
So I hope you find the courage to look into camping this year. If you want a holiday that isn't going to cost the earth, then camping is for you. It doesn't have to be dirty and dingy. A tent can be like a Hobbit hole, "Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole,filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it's a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort." The good thing about camping, is once you have a tent, you have paid for a hotel room for the next 3 years. Go on I dare you look into it! Get back to what makes us, us: Nature.
'It's a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.' - J.R.R. Tolkien.