As lockdown rules begin to loosen and the world starts to awake, we’ve all been looking back and reflecting on the time we’ve been spending in our homes and have come to treasure the little things in life that make it sweet. One of which has been the views from our windows and the scenes on our doorstep. Be it a beach backdrop or the Yorkshire hills, each landscape adds that something special.
To honour some of the picturesque lockdown scenes that have filled our feeds, we launched a competition to find the UK’s best view. We received some truly stunning entries that have made sitting indoors a little less painful and would like to thank everyone for submitting their photos.
We’re pleased to announce that Rachel Wickerson has been crowned our lucky winner after sharing a photo of her home view in Teignmouth, Devon.
Rachel shared this picturesque view of the seaside town in which she has lived for nearly two and a half years. Though she lives alone, Rachel shared with us how her gorgeous view had kept her sane during these trying times. Its calmness and beauty have been a blessing for her and it’s something that she hasn’t taken for granted. When asked how it felt to win the Best View Competition, she said:
“It feels fabulous! I’m really proud that my view has been chosen and that other people appreciate its tranquillity as much as I do.”
Browse the gallery of our other favourite entries below...
William Brown from London shared this gorgeous snap of his evening view on Regents Canal.
Nicola Gray shares a glimpse at her green urban garden retreat.
Jo Fowler captured the beauty of nature from her window during lockdown.
This breathtaking view was shared by Stewart Smith-Langridge from Cheshire: his back bedroom overlooks incredible views of Lyme Park.
Dawn Consiglio has a sweet little garden set-up that she’s been really making the most during lockdown.
Joanne Cox feels very lucky to have been able to enjoy this beautiful view of her local church and boating lake over the last three months.
Rachelle documents some stunning field views from Exmouth.
This was taken by Paul Ashman, overlooking the sleeping city of Cardiff.
This peaceful garden setting was shared by Giuliana Britti, who has enjoyed basking in the sun in this safe space.
Valerie Seal captured this moment of Matt in their back garden. Simple pleasures!
Sallie Burrows shared this image of her gorgeous floral display.
Claire Johnson’s view from her country kitchen window is something to behold: here it is on an early morning.
Elizabeth Morgan shares her life on the farm with this gorgeous field filled view.