Sunday 9 October 2011

Lake District photo's Oct 2011

Here are a few photo's from our recent trip
to the Lake  District.It's very close to my
original home ( and OH's too) so we know
it very well. We like to revisit once if not
twice a year as we miss it so much.......but
not the driving rain which they so often get.
No wonder everything is so green! Anyway
the weather was superb this time ( & hot) we
saw mountains we have never seen before.
They are always surrounded by mist etc.
The first pic is  Ashton Memorial taken in
Williamson park in Lancaster,( my home
town). It's of a monument there built by a
loving husband for his lovely wife as a memorial,
I was always so impressed by this....what
a tribute eh! It has loads of marble steps up
to the top & I used to run up them often as
a child. They do weddings there now I believe
too (google it), how romantic.
The rest of the park is awesome too, large
pond with fountain, little bridge, lots of little
paths to explore. The smell of the carpet of
wallflowers at the entrance was amazing at
one time....gone now I fear...and the lovely
rose garden went the same way...but it's still
so lovely......go see it sometime!
Anyway I hope you enjoy seeing this little
taste of the Lakes & that you all might visit
it sometime & fall in love with it just like we
did many years ago! Enjoy the photo's :O)

Williamson park (Ashton Memorial)
Hardknott pass ( slate quarry & slate shop here at top)

Hardknott pass

View from path on walk round Buttermere ( don't do climbing!)
Walk round Buttermere ( Rydal water is just as pretty and only about an hour to walk round btw.....will do that one next time )
Walk round Buttermere
Second part of walk round Buttermere, takes  about 2 hrs walking feet were  so sore even with proper walking boots, darn that Arthritis !!
Grange in Borrowdale (so beautiful but a hidden treasure,to start the walk  go over  the bridge & follow tiny path beside cafe).
Newlands valley( there are old gold, silver  & copper mines here...plumbago( graphite) too somewhere(?) & platinum. We found a huge piece of graphite once too, no gold yet though ! )
Windermere ( so busy in summer go in Spring or Autumn)
Windermere ( the trees in Autumn look spectacular everywhere in the Lakes, esp. the maples), too early here yet though!
Ennerdale ( lovely walk to waterfall &  then shop with nice view see later pic) great pub at start or end too!
Langdales ( breathtaking views)
Skelwith bridge ( view at end of other walk)shop & cafe here too
Sunset at Morecambe bay, (famous for Eric Morecambe & the amazing shrimps) some amazing sunsets seen here, see Heysham too nearby with tiny  very old church and follow path there up to very old relics & amazing views and sunsets & beach with cliffs!


Lynne said...

Breathtaking Viv. We went to Ullswater in 2000. It rained! All the time. Would love to go back though in decent weather. This and the Dales are my idea of Heaven.
Lynne xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

Wow! Thank you so much for sharing these Viv - they are stunning! I love the Lake District too but didn't manage to get good weather on my couple of visits but I can imagine it's heavenly in the sunshine! Vx

Jackie said...

Oh wow Viv, beautiful photographs and what magnificent views. May favourite has to be the tree reflections one :o)
Jackie xx

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