Windermere on the Around-England Blog

Back to the Lake District

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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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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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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The Great North Swim returns to Windermere

March 5, 2009

It was announced a few days ago that The Great North Swim, organised by Nova International, a company founded by Brendan Foster the 1976 Olympic bronze medallist, is to be held again at Windermere in the English Lake District. Last year was its first, and was oversubscribed at 2,500 entries.  This year it will be […]

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Windermere Speed Limit

March 4, 2009

The High Court has ruled in favour of the Lake District National Park Authority and its Windermere lake speed limit. A group known as the Keep Windermere Alive Association had attempted to trigger a full legal review of the speed limit which was imposed four years ago. The response to this will inevitably be mixed, […]

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