Tag Archive: Lake District

Derwentwater Evening

This is the landing stage at Keswick, taken as a big storm had almost blown itself out. The day before had been very windy and wet. The day after I took this photo… Continue reading

View from Pavey Ark

From the summit of Pavey Ark, in the Lake District, you can look down on Stickle Tarn, some 900 feet below, and on the Great Langdale valley, a further 1300 feet below that.… Continue reading

Skiddaw Range

From the summit of Grisedale Pike, the Skiddaw range of fells make a fantastic backdrop. There are few finer routes to any lakeland summit than that from Braithwaite to the top of Grisedale… Continue reading


It’s blowing a gale here, and raining down in buckets. Time for a photo to remind me of better weather. Blencathra, backed by blue sky, looks inviting from Castlerigg Stone circle. The summit… Continue reading

Trail in the Snow

Absolutely no chance of snow here today, but a snow image feels appropriate. Taken in the winter of 2009 in the Lake District, this is the trail from Tarn Crag down to Codale… Continue reading


Take the path heading north from Wha House Farm in Eskdale, heading towards Scafell, and you have to pass the lower summit of Slightside on the way. From there you have a fine… Continue reading

Light on Windermere

On a day that promised little from the weather, I did manage to capture a few rays of sunlight as they lit up Windermere and it’s surroundings. The path from Ambleside, over Snarker… Continue reading

Hardknott Pass

On a fairly typical Lake District day, Hardknott Pass is as steep as it looks, and is viewed as a challenge for motorists. A major east-west route for centuries, the romans built a… Continue reading

Stanley Force

I’ve got a little catching up to do on all things blogging (work, I’m afraid), but there’s still time for a post. Hidden away in a quiet side valley off the main Esk… Continue reading

Northern Rock

With safety valves blowing off steam, Northern Rock heads up Eskdale to the terminus at Dalegarth. A trip on the Ravenglass and Eskdale rail is an easy way of getting up and down… Continue reading