England, Day 3

May 25, 2019 |  by

Next trip to England will be spent entirely in the Lake District. It is so stunningly beautiful that it as almost indescribable. Edith and I spent the morning touring Hill Top, the home of Beatrix Potter. We were also lucky enough to book at a wonderful country estate which was once the holiday home of Beatrix Potter, and where she edited the manuscript for Peter Rabbit.

Edith and I walked an approximately 5 mile loop from Near Sawrey to Hawkshead, photos of our walk below.

Here is a little bunny heading towards Ms. Potter’s cottage
Inside the Beatrix Potter house
There are whimsical touches throughout the cottage (a theme I have emulated at Weather Hill), including the small mouse atop the clock.
Some beautiful Irises in the garden that are similar to ones I transplanted to Weather Hill from my grandmother’s house
Someone left Hill Top with a new friend
Typical stone fence throughout the region
Across the bridge to Hawkshead, the stones are set atop the wall a bit differently.
Quaker Meeting House near Hawkshead
Cemetery entrance
Quaker cemetery with stone benches built into the walls so that meeting could be held in the cemetery.
“Upping Stones” for boarding carriages or coaches
Taking a rest on an ingeniously placed through-stone that doubles as a small bench
Bunny Sheep!
Almost there!

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