Keswick in the Around-England Blog

Below are extracts from, and links to, posts on our blog relating to Keswick.

For a description of Keswick see, The Northern Lake District: Keswick

Wanthwaite Crags near Keswick – Autumn and Winter

March 23, 2013

A very brief item today. I just noticed that I had two photographs taken from almost identical positions (close to Burns Farm at St Johns-in-the-Vale near Keswick) showing Wanthwaite Crags, one from last October and the other this past week. So here they are together, the contrast of Autumn and Winter colour in the Lake […]

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St. John’s in the Vale – A Motorist’s View

August 16, 2011

Yesterday afternoon I was driving from Appleby to Workington on the A66. Just before Keswick I caught glimpses of sunlight on Threlkeld Knotts, Wanthwaite Bank and down into St. John’s in the Vale. There’s a convenient layby so I stopped, dug out my camera from the back of the car, and transmogrified from all-too-often driver […]

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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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What to do in Keswick … Indoors.

July 19, 2011

Keswick is a marvellous centre for Lake District outdoor pursuits, but also there are things to do and to see under the cover of a roof. Today, following a morning at the Keswick Convention, I walked past three very interesting places (well, more really, but I’ll mention three) all very close to the centre of […]

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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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Mountain Biking in the Lakes

October 10, 2009

From the Cumberland News I learn that the Forestry Commission’s new mountain biking coaching trail in Whinlatter Forest is due to open in a week’s time. I’m afraid that my cycling these days is restricted to leisurely pedalling along the roads of England’s eastern flatlands but for those younger and fitter than myself, and committed […]

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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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