Adventures, National Trust

Our journey to Hill Top Farm

Beatrix Potter is one of my favourite writers of all time. My childhood memories are peppered with her stories and unique illustrations. I have wanted to visit Beatrix Potter’s house “Hill Top Farm” for a number of years now, but our last visit to the Lake District was rather short, so we never found the time. It only seemed appropriate to visit this year, with Busby in tow!

This is the beautiful walk to Hill Top Farm. You can see how Beatrix was inspired by her surroundings! The landscape is breathtaking, and my photos in no way do it justice, but here’s a little slice of our adventure to her house (and a few photos after).

We caught the boat from Ambleside to Bowness, and then another from Bowness to the Far Sawrey ferry pier. It was Busby’s first time on a boat (we caught four in total that day) and she fared well!

Once we arrived in Far Sawrey, we began the steep ascent up the hill via this beautiful harbour.

This was the amazing view from the top of the hill.

And these were the cows!

There was a beautiful sea of bluebells.

I know the perspective is a little funny in this one, but I really like it.

Almost there…

Back at the pier, waiting for the boat to arrive.

I love the juxtaposition of the harshness of the industrial with the beauty of nature.

I’ll be posting about Beatrix’s house in a couple of days – I feel Hill Top Farm deserves it’s own post.


Can we just move to the Lakes now please?

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  1. Hannah Budding Smiles

    14th May 2014 at 1:11 pm

    I’m a huge fan too, your pics are beautiful! Did you go to the Beatrix Potter museum? I loved it there!xx

    1. Hannah

      14th May 2014 at 7:02 pm

      Thank you! No we didn’t – I think we’ll have to go whilst we’re on honeymoon 🙂 xx

  2. Hook, Line and Sink Her

    14th May 2014 at 5:14 pm

    That photo of Nick and Busby on the boat is adorable 🙂 It must have been a very exciting day for B- so many new experiences! xxx

    1. Hannah

      14th May 2014 at 7:02 pm

      Thank you! She slept very well that night! xxx

  3. Donna

    14th May 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I am so jealous, this is one place that I have always wanted to visit x

  4. You Baby Me Mummy

    15th May 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Oh I really want to go to the Lakes now! I love the picture of Busby and the giant ice cream xx

  5. Super Busy Mum {debs}

    20th May 2014 at 9:53 pm

    What a gorgeous place to visit and fabulous photos! I adore the one of your daughter just staring at the ice cream board, hoping that one will just jump out into her tiny hands. Such a sweetie! Thanks so much for linking up! #MMWBH xx

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