Not Only The Lake District – Blog Posts

Crummock Water from the Loweswater road
Glimpse of Crummock Water
from the Loweswater Road

On this page we show a selection of items from the Around-England blog relating to a variety of individual lakes.

Subsets of these are also found at:
Cumbria, Northern & Eastern Lakes
Cumbria North Western Lakes
Cumbria, Southern & Central Lakes

See also:
The Lake District Directory
for “Where to Go in the Lake District”.

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October 31, 2015

It’s some time since I put anything on this site about the Lake District (in fact it’s some weeks since I uploaded anything at all!) so although I’ve not forgotten my plan to have more about Lancashire and Yorkshire today’s picture is of Bowness on Windermere. It was only when writing the first paragraph above […]

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Crummock Water Today

October 10, 2012

“Around-England” temporarily moved office today to The Rock, Hause Point, Crummock Water. Back in my usual base at Appleby in Westmorland tomorrow morning!

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A Lancashire Surprise

February 12, 2011

This morning I decided to take a look at the visitor statistics for the Around-England blog, and got some surprises. The most visited places on the blog Previously, if anyone had asked me which had been the most popular items I might have guessed at some of my posts about the Lake District.  For example, […]

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Ullswater 55 years ago

December 17, 2010

Yesterday I mentioned an excellent Winter Breaks deal at the Leeming House, overlooking Ullswater. (Later note added: This was a time-limited offer in late-2010, but click here for up-to-date details of this very nice hotel). Today, though, I thought I’d put up a black and white photo of Ullswater from Purse Point – fifty-five years […]

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The Lakes at Whisby, Lincolnshire

December 5, 2009

This morning my wife and I went for a short walk around the Coot Lake and Whisby Nature Park near Lincoln.  We had a clear blue sky and beautiful light  At Whisby even when the leaves have gone there is a wonderful variety of colour in the browns and golds of the trees, and this […]

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Thirlmere Before The Forest

November 9, 2009

On our main Lake District web site there is a picture, from a painting by Alfred Heaton Cooper, of Thirlmere before the forest. That views the lake from the western bank and looks toward Helvellyn and the southern end of the recently enlarged reservoir.  I’ve now found in my postcard collection a view in the […]

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Changing Moods of Windermere Weather

October 31, 2009

During the past few days I’ve noticed quite a lot of comments on social sites such as Twitter about the Lake District weather.  From some it has been, “Arrrgh! It’s raining! I don’t like this!” From others it has been more like, “”It’s raining, but beautiful nonetheless.” The three photos below illustrate the final day […]

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Derwent Water On A Cloudy Day – photo

October 24, 2009

I was trawling Twitter for Lake District tweets this morning, and came across this beautiful photograph of Derwentwater on a cloudy day by Will Downing. It captures the atmosphere so well that it makes me regret that I’m sitting here in Nottinghamshire more than 200 miles away from Cumbria, and not able just to leave […]

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75 Years of Befriending the Lakes

October 14, 2009

I think the first time I heard of the Friends of the Lake District, or at least the first time they really hit my consciousness to any significant degree, was during their campaign to preserve Ennerdale Water and Wastwater in the late-70s and early-80s. At that time I was visiting the area frequently as a […]

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Grasmere Revisited

September 8, 2009

It is difficult to believe that already more than a month has passed since I spent an afternoon in Grasmere.  The Lake District memory is very fresh. It was a pleasant afternoon, dry but not too hot.  We had people with us who could not walk too far so we kept ourselves to the village […]

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