Lake District, South & Central: 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 South and Central area.

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

See also:
Cumbria, Northern & Eastern Lakes
Cumbria, North Western Lakes

Blog posts on individual lakes in
the South and Central Lake District:

Coniston Water
Grasmere
Rydal Water
Windermere

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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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Across the North – October 2012 [1]

October 2, 2012

One, if not the, major theme in the Northern news in recent weeks has been flooding. My schoolboy geography lessons told me that the east of the country was drier than the west because the clouds from the Atlantic dropped most of their rain on the Lake District mountains and the Pennines before arriving on […]

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Across the North: From Grasmere to The Yorkshire Olympians

August 8, 2012

Who thinks that the Lake District is behind the times? Well, the people at the Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere have shown once again that it's up with the best. New app marks a world first for a museum Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere, the Lake District, has marked a world first for […]

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More Pictures from Grasmere

August 29, 2011

Following my visit to Grasmere in the English Lake District last week I blogged about the 2011 Summer Exhibition of the Lake Artists Society. Here now are some more photos from that afternoon. The weather was varied. Overall it was a very pleasant afternoon, although from a photography point of view the light kept shifting […]

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Copper Mines at Coniston

July 20, 2011

For many centuries the presence of copper in the Lake District mountain rocks above Coniston Water provided a livelihood for people in the area. Now Coniston coppermines are mostly visited by walkers and mine explorers (scroll down for video). Looking at the area today it is not easy to imagine a time (much of it […]

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Visiting the Lake District? Don’t miss Brockhole.

June 24, 2011

It was not a glorious, sunny day when we last visited Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre. Rather it was the end of one of those weeks that give the Lake District lakes their water. Nevertheless we spent a most enjoyable two or three hours. Brockhole is not to be confused with “Brockholes”, the nature […]

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Grasmere Church, etching by David Law (1831-1902)

January 21, 2010

The picture below of St. Oswald’s Church, Grasmere, is new to me today. This morning I was looking around one of the sites that I sometimes promote as a source of wall posters when I spotted a set of etchings that I’d never previously noticed. Grasmere Church, etching by David Law David Law (1831-1902) was […]

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Camping and Paddling at Coniston

January 20, 2010

Image via Wikipedia I was about to write another blog article about Coniston Water, but was browsing through some recent entries on other people’s blogs when I came cross a marvellous description of a weekend on the water from travel writer and photographer Lucinda Manouch. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to put […]

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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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“Gondola” on Coniston Water 20 Years Ago

December 29, 2009

Searching through old photos today I came across the following picture of Gondola by a jetty on Coniston Water. It was taken on a cloudy day more than twenty years ago, and is not the world’s best photography, but I think it captures something of the atmosphere of Coniston on many days of the year […]

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