Tag Archives: Lake District


Where there is a lake, there are likely to be boats. And very often boats for hire, because for many people there seems to be nothing better than messing about in a small boat on a warm day. Bowness on … Continue reading

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Just back from a short visit to the Lake District in Cumbria, NW England. Windermere is the longest of all the Lakes in that area, which is also home to England’s highest peaks. We stayed at Bowness, close to the … Continue reading

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The Weir

At the South-Eastern end of Grasmere in the Lake District there is a small step down in the water level. A weir. Less than a foot in height, but on a still day the water is transformed from a barely … Continue reading

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Standing where Wordsworth stood

Allan Bank in Grasmere in the English Lake District is a house where William Wordsworth the poet once lived for a couple of years. Early in the twentieth century it was owned by one of the founders of the National … Continue reading

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Here’s a scenario for you: you go away on a day-trip or a couple of days away, and you come back with a collection of images. And then you check through all the images you captured on that trip. What … Continue reading

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Stickle Ghyll

Two days ago I posted an image of The Langdale Pikes on the one good day of our few days in the Lake District. By the time we had finished lunch at Stickle Barn, the blue sky had been replaced … Continue reading

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Tarn Hows

When it rains in the Lake District it really rains. That’s why the Lakes are full, usually. And today the lakes are overflowing, the meadows around them are flooded, the roads in places are flooded too. It is wet. And … Continue reading

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Another black and white image from my print archive today. Click here to read an earlier post to learn how these have been digitized. Click on any image to see a better and sharper enlargement. This Image was taken about … Continue reading

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From the Kirkstone Pass

Normally when I take images in the mountains I know exactly what I am looking at. But I have to confess that as far as today’s images are concerned, I’m not sure what these peaks are. That’s the problem with … Continue reading

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Crummock Water

It’s been a grim few days for very many people in the UK with a series of low pressure systems sweeping in from the Atlantic, deluging the South West, Wales and the North of England particularly. Few low-lying areas of … Continue reading

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