Alex Frederick is a senior who is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Spring 2015. He spent his junior spring semester in Manchester, England through Eastern Connecticut State University’s affiliate, Global Links. While abroad, Alex was able to travel all over the United Kingdom, and take advantage of his spring break by backpacking through mainland Europe.
Hello All! Below is a picture I took while hiking in Kesick, England with the University of Manchester’s hiking society. This location was one of my favorite stops during my six months abroad, not only because the hiking was insanely great, but because Kesick is a charming little village characterized by an authentic old English feel. After climbing the snow capped mountains surrounding the village, I wandered around the lakes that make England’s lake district (the national park surrounding Kesick) famous, and headed into town to grab a bite and a pint at a pub. Kesick is full of bed and breakfast accomodations, and streets lined with craft shops make it a worthwile destination for souvenirs. My favorite part of England’s lake district, is the national law requiring all farms within national parks to let hikers and visitors wander their property. This allows travelers to get as close to animals such as dairy cows, goats, and sheep as they feel comfortable doing so, and opens up new opportunities for picturesque walks!