The Lake District, North & East: Selected 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 lakes in the Northern and Eastern area.

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

See also:
Cumbria, North Western Lakes
Cumbria, Southern & Central Lakes

Blog posts on individual lakes:
Bassenthwaite Lake
Derwentwater
Haweswater
Thirlmere
Ullswater

Terrible Things Happen In Beautiful Places

May 25, 2013

Starting a short walk by Goldrill Beck and Brothers’ Water this afternoon I was stopped in my tracks by this poster. What was such a gruesome image doing in such a beautiful place? The National Trust appears to have concluded that shock tactics are necessary. Far too many sheep and lambs are attacked by dogs […]

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Winter by the Water at Ullswater

April 2, 2013

Last week I drove to Glenridding, the popular village close to the head of Ullswater in the Lake District. After a walk up the hill behind the village and a retreat as the snow started to come down quite steadily, I decided to stroll along the lake to St. Patrick’s boat landing by the side […]

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New Year’s Day at Pooley Bridge, Ullswater

January 4, 2013

Leaving Appleby the sun was shining. By Penrith it was raining. At Dalemain it was bright. At Pooley Bridge there was light drizzle. And so it went on, oscillating between bright patches and light rain. Familiar Lake District weather at this time of year. Pooley Bridge, the village, was looking a little sorry for itself. […]

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Ullswater on a Misty Morning

October 9, 2012

Here is one of my shots from this morning. Until almost eleven o’clock there was quite a mist over the water. This was taken as it lifted.

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Ospreys and Mountain Bikes in the Lake District

April 3, 2012

Great news for the osprey watchers of the Lake District.  BBC News Cumbria reports A female osprey has been spotted in Cumbria at the start of the nesting season. …. The unidentified female was spotted on a nest near Keswick on Friday but it is not known if she will remain. Ospreys fly south to Africa during […]

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Ullswater and Patterdale in the English Lake District

February 29, 2012

This past weekend my wife and I took a short trip by Ullswater, mostly in the car. I wasn’t very energetic but wanted to be outside so we drove from Appleby to Glenridding and up into Patterdale as far as the Brotherswater Inn. It wasn’t an especially good February day weatherwise, but the Lake District […]

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Jeremy Irons reading Wordsworth’s “Daffodils” [Video]

December 15, 2011

This afternoon I was in the process of preparing another article on Wordsworth for after Christmas (Yes, occasionally I do manage to do things in advance!) when I came across a video of Jeremy Irons reading “Daffodils”. I hadn’t planned on putting up anything new today but am sure that many of my readers here […]

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Bassenthwaite Lake from the Whinlatter road

August 17, 2011

A very short post today. Few words, just a view of Bassenthwaite Lake that has been photographed and painted times without number. From near water level it is difficult to get a good view of this the most northerly of the Lake District waters – the only one which actually has “Lake” in it’s name. […]

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Derwentwater at the End of a Day

August 2, 2011

What a splendid evening to be able to stroll down by Derwentwater in the English Lake District. I didn’t have my Nikon kit with me tonight so this shot was taken with my pocket camera (Fujifilm Fuji Finepix F72EXR) during a walk down past Keswick’s “Theatre by the Lake” to Friar’s Crag, with a little […]

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Ullswater and The Lady of the Lake

July 15, 2011

The Ulswater steamer, ‘The Lady of the Lake” is thought to be the oldest working passenger vessel in the world. She has lived all her long life on Ullswater, and was first launched here in 1877. I say “first launched” because the Lady has had a challenging life, having twice been sunk, firstly in 1881 […]

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