The Lake District, North West: 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 North Western area.

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

See also:
Cumbria, Northern & Eastern Lakes
Cumbria, Southern & Central Lakes

Blog posts on individual lakes in
the North West of the Lake District:

Buttermere
Crummock Water
Ennerdale Water
Loweswater
Wastwater

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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Lanthwaite Wood – Memory of 2009

August 19, 2011

Lanthwaite Wood is a National Trust property at the foot of Crummock Water in the Lake District, alongside the point where the River Cocker leaves the lake. The car park there provides an excellent starting point for walks, which often give opportunity to see Red Squirrels. The River Cocker flows from here down Lorton Vale […]

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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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Underwater at Coniston and Wastwater

January 6, 2010

The title of this post may have misled some people to think that I was going to write about the recent Cumbrian floods. Not at all. This is about the lakes, and getting under their surfaces, in particular Coniston Water and Wastwater. Actually it’s all a bit light-hearted. Last night I’d just spent an entire […]

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Joss – Fell Runner of Wasdale

October 23, 2009

The end of last month saw the launch of a biography of Joss Naylor, the legendary Lake District fell runner from Wasdale. He’s a man of 73 now, but in his early years was a pioneer of some of the roughest running in Britain. He once ran 72 Lake District fells inside 24 hours.  And […]

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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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Keswick, Cockermouth and the Northern Lakes

August 4, 2009

My time in the Lake District has been very limited so far this year but I did get three days there last week, the primary reason for the visit being to visit elderly relatives. In addition to an overnight in Workington I managed to spend two nights in one of the sleeping ‘pods’ of a […]

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