Tag Archives : lakes


Autumn at Stourhead

I’m not sure why it has taken so long to do a post for Stourhead, the impressive landscape gardens at the source of the River Stour in south west Wiltshire. I guess I was taken there so many times as a child that I’ve managed to avoid going back too many times since to take […]

Lesser of The Lakes

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 of tourists who have poured […]

Winter in Keswick

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 Walla Cragg and Latrigg in […]

The Derwent Dams

At the northern end of Derbyshire the rain that falls on the Dark Peak of the Peak District gathers into the River Derwent, a tributary of the Trent, which cuts a deep valley through the millstone grit plateau. The valley here is dammed by the Howden and Derwent Dams, and then, after conflux of the […]

Skiddaw from the shores of Derwent Water

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 was exaggerated by the Romantic […]

Haystacks

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.