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Loughrigg Tarn, Lake District (This felt like something for this board seeing as my first ever LD hike was up Loughrigg fell :3)

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The Old Mill Tea Rooms alongside the lower reaches of Stock Ghyll, Ambleside. Also known as The Giggling Goose. Photo by Dave John

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Beatrix Potter home/Lake District. As a child, I didn't care for Ms. Potter's stories, which were more depressing than entertaining. However, I do admire Ms. Potter's artistry and success, her strength of character in the face of societal constraints, and her efforts to preserve the Lake District. She was before her time; I would like to believe that we would have been friends if we had met.

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[Helen] Beatrix Potter, Mrs William Heelis (1866–1943). She was the author of the Peter Rabbit book, among many others. When she died in 1943, she left over 4,000 acres of land, 16 farms, cottages and herds of cattle and Herdwick sheep to the British National Trust. Hers was the largest gift at that time to the National Trust, and it enabled the preservation of the lands now included in the Lake District National Park and the continuation of fell farming. The central office of the National…

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