The Lake District - II
March 2008

Another visit to one of our most favourite destinations in England!!
We had lovely sunny weather for the whole of the trip.....not!
Half of the 3 days was washed out, the other half was so gloomy, rendering any reasonable photographic efforts fruitless.
Well, not really, as we had about 3 hours of sunshine during the trip. It was still absolutely brilliant!!


 

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Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England

Boats on Windermere taking a rest till it's summer

Windermere

Boats moored on Windermere

Yoo hoo!!

Windermere at Brockhole visitors' centre

Brockhole

Windermere at Brockhole

Windermere

Brockhole visitors' centre

Ambleside, the northernmost town on Windermere

Ambleside

Just past Grasmere, towards Keswick, on A591

Near Thirlmere, another lake

Castlerigg Stone Circle near Keswick

Estimated to be built around 2500 - 4000 BC, try getting your head around that!

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Castlerigg Stone Circle is built in a stunning plateau with magificent views of surrounding mountains

Castlerigg Stone Circle

You've got to see it to really appreciate it - don't miss it the next time you happen to visit England!

Derwent Water reservoir, near Keswick

Derwent Water at dusk

Derwent Water, near the town of Keswick

Breakfast at Brookfields B&B, Keswick

Feeding ducks at Derwent Water

Derwent Water

Fed up with our attention and posing for pics, ducks take back to water

Ashness bridge, near Derwent Water

One of the most photographed locations in the Lake District

Ashness Bridge, a traditional stone bridge. Built God knows when.

Derwent Water reservoir could just be seen in the horizon.

To reach Ashness bridge, you have to take a winding road starting near to the lake.

Ashness bridge

Mona Lisa and these sheep share something in common.

Similar to the famous painting, if you look hard enough, you might notice these sheep are actually smiling at you. Honest.

View of Derwent Water from the "Surprise View" viewpoint

View of Derwent Water from the "Surprise View" viewpoint

View of Derwent Water

View of Derwent Water from the "Surprise View" viewpoint

On the minor road from Grange to Portinscale on the west bank of Derwent Water

As you can probably see from the pic, it is about to pour

Road from Grange to Portinscale, the lake on the right

Somewhere closer to Portinscale

Towards Cockermouth to fill the car up

Petrol stations in the Lake District are very few and far between

Five minutes of sun for a change. Yoo hoo!!

Somewhere close to Lorton

Close to Lorton

Crummock Water reservoir

Crummock Water reservoir

Crummock Water

Crummock Water

Rannerdale

Rannerdale, close to Crummock Water

Crummock Water

Buttermere

Buttermere Lake

Buttermere

Buttermere

Buttermere

Buttermere

Borrowdale Valley

Honister Pass, 1 in 4 gradient at the top of the pass!

Borrowdale Valley and the Honister Pass

Views of Buttermere Fell

Looking towards Keswick, having conquered Honister Pass

Warning sign at the northern end of the pass

Castlerigg Stone Circle - again!

Keswick !

Thirlmere

Thirlmere, another lake

Thirlmere

Thirlmere

Thirlmere

Grasmere cemetery

Grasmere cemetery

The final resting place of William Wordsworth

Wordsworth graves in Grasmere cemetery

Somewhere near Grasmere

Chapel Stile, closer to Great Langdale Valley

Chapel Stile

Elterwater

Sign warning of Wrynose (1:4) & Hardknott passes (1:3), yoo hoo!!

We "conquered" these passes during our last trip in 2006

Little Langdale

Spot the rainbow!

 

 

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2008