When I’ve been to the Lake District before, I’ve mainly explored the Northern Lakes region around Derwent Water, Ullswater and Buttermere, and my only blog about the other end of the National Park until now has been a slightly tongue-in-cheek dig at Windermere’s comparative privatisation. But that was based on […]
Windermere is famous as the largest of The Lakes in the English Lake District, and in England generally. Its also famously a beautiful place, flanked by the high fells of Langdale and pretty villages like Ambleside, celebrated in verse and on canvas by the romantics, and loved by the millions […]
In February 2010 I booked the train up to Penrith… only to break the bicycle I’d planned to take on the day before departure…. so changed plans and walked everywhere in the snow around Keswick and Derwent Water, where the boat bus company fought to break the ice… up over […]
This is another one of those views I seem to keep returning to. With attempts from the summers of 2007 and ’08, the spring of ’09 and winter ’10. The distinctive blunted heaps of England’s fourth highest mountain, Skiddaw… …reflected in Derwent Water. The same view that appealed to and […]
Not a big hill by Lake District standards, but a popular one. Because of its pleasant ascents past the tarns and rock formations. And the view over Buttermere and the valley. More on Wikipedia.
In the house where I grew up, on the side of a kitchen cupboard above the kitchen sink is a small wide yellowed print on a bent and battered cobweb covered card, faded with the light of five thousand sunrises and dappled from the condensation of countless boiled kettles. It’s […]
When flickr introduced video functionality, the community was divided. To a certain type of purist it was the beginning of the end, or the last straw; the big coporate takeover ignoring the wishes of a passionate established community in favour of mass appeal. A certain type of purist flouced off […]