During our week in the Lake District we enjoyed visiting gardens as we do wherever we visit, but we loved the special landscape all around.
The area around Buttermere and Crummockwater particularly impressed us as we drove around exploring the district in the evenings when the light was adding an extra dimension. Even the views from the road were impressive.
The breed of sheep specially adapted to the landscape and climate of the Lakes is the Herdwick, which I mentioned in my post about Beatrix Potter. The vast majority of sheep we saw in the area were Herdwicks so it was hard to believe that it was at one time an endangered breed.
I hope you enjoy the following set of photos of the views as much as we enjoyed the views themselves.
The Lake District is full of surprises and this slate sculpture was a wonderful surprise!