Tag Archives: Lake District

Clouds Over Austhwaite Brow

It’s a simple request of a sat nav (aka GPS), please direct us from point A to point B in the shortest amount of time. Under normal conditions, this should not present a problem, but while in the Lake District … Continue reading

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Pastel Kirkstone Pass

Kirkstone Pass halfway between Ullswater and Lake Windermere, the Lake District, Cumbria, United Kingdom.

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Lifting Fog on Kirkstone Pass

Small valley off Kirkstone Pass in the Lake District, Cumbria, United Kingdom. When my husband and I visited Cumbria in April, we took one day to drive a loop through the western and southern portions of the Lake District from … Continue reading

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Wastwater Lake: “Britain’s Favorite View”

Wastwater, Wasdale Valley, Lake District National Park, United Kindgom (April 2012). In 2007, an ITV television program named Wastwater as Britain’s favorite view after the public chose from four landscapes. Wordsworth described Wastwater as “long, stern and desolate.” I can’t say … Continue reading

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Otherworldly Eskdale Valley

Eskdale Valley, Western Lake District, United Kingdom. Although the glacial valley of Eskdale is in the Lake District, it does not have a lake of its own. But water is not absent as the River Esk waters flow through the valley … Continue reading

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Crummock Water

On the last day of our visit to England’s Lake District, my husband and I drove past Crummock Water, which is west of Keswick in the northwest area of Lake District National Park. As with many Lake District lakes, Crummock Water had … Continue reading

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Queen of the Lakes: Derwentwater

Derwentwater, Lake District (April 2012). Just south of Keswick in the Lake District sits the Queen of the Lakes, Derwentwater. This gentle beauty of a lake is about three miles long and a little over a mile wide. The views in these photos can … Continue reading

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Packhorse Bridge to Fairyland

We began our journey to Fairyland in Keswick (KEZ-ick) in the North Lake District. This is how the world looked out of our hotel window when we awoke. Not very auspicious when it rained on and off all day the day … Continue reading

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Castlerigg Stone Circle

Castlerigg Stone Circle just outside of Keswick, Cumbria (April 2012). Although Castlerigg Stone Circle isn’t as famous as Stonehenge, when I first saw a picture of it, I knew I had to visit. I can’t help but be intrigued by a … Continue reading

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Misty Buttermere

I just returned this evening from a wonderful vacation to Chester, North Wales, Hadrian’s Wall, and the Lake District. This country is absolutely beautiful. There are no two ways about it. And the best part is, it’s stunning in any … Continue reading

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