Firstly, huge thanks to everyone who entered the favourite Lake District View competition. It’s great to hear how much the Lakes means to people, how many happy memories it holds, and how it’s formed a backdrop to so many important times in people’s lives.
Basically you’ve all been tugging at my heartstrings in order to win haven’t you 😉
Anyway, there is a winner, and it goes to this view and evocative description of the Newlands Valley and Causey Pike from Suzanne Henderson:
‘A few years ago my parents owned the Swinside Inn in Newlands Valley, we would go and visit and stay in a room that had wall to wall windows along two sides of the room. Just before I went to bed I would open all the curtains, this way the sun would wake me up in the morning just as it started to light up the valley. The room looked right across to the Pike and the sweeping curve of Barrow and the morning view was always the best when the mist lay low in the valley. You could often hear my dad pottering about outside and preparing for early breakfasts.
My father died early one morning at the Inn. He was much loved. Whenever we travel up I always bob over to Newlands, for us it has by far the best view in the Lake District.’
I for one can’t argue with that, and both judges thought it suited the spirit of the competition perfectly.
Some of that early morning mist and sunshine will hopefully offer itself up when I head out to try and do the view justice with my camera in the near future.
Congratulations to Suzanne, and thanks again to all who entered!