Monday, 23 January 2012

The home of Mrs Tiggywinkle................... the English Lake District 2007

It's cold today but at least the high winds have died down.
I am still going through my old images deleting duplicates and some of the rubbish ( I have kept a few).
I stumbled upon these taken while I was on holiday during the summer of 2007.

I was staying in Keswick... it was a beautiful day so I decided to walk to Newlands Church.
Newlands Valley was the home of Mrs Tiggywinkle in the childrens books of Beatrice Potter.
Catbells and Little Town mentioned in the tale really do exist.

Newlands Beck... my walk was against the flow as I headed upstream.

The fells of Robinson and Hindscarth at the head of the valley...
It is regarded as one of the most picturesque and quiet valleys in the district.

Newlands Church eventually came in to view.

It's a wonderful old church and in a beautiful remote valley setting.


The church exterior presents white-washed roughcast walls and a green slate roof the interior displays two stained glass windows a gallery, reading desk and a pulpit dated 1610.  
The church is a Grade II listed building.

These images were taken with my first little digital camera.... a lovely little Sony DSC-V1.

My wanderings on that lovely August day also took me past the purple house at Rigg Beck.
It is no more... but has a wonderful history which I will share soon.

24 comments:

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

I love the image of the hose through the trees, real mysterious

TexWisGirl said...

my favorite thing is the stone fence! wish we had them here!

Carole M. said...

1610 history; how wonderful to see this beautiful church and it's setting is so tranquil. Loving the stone wall too; beautiful photographs of your walk Andrew.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Interesting. I like the stone fences.

Beth said...

wow, so many to pick from. i'm loving the church with the stone fence. wow, that is great view. what great finds. thanks for sharing. (:

Arija said...

The English countryside of storybooks and fond memories when one is abroad. The only sour not is the round bales that we first saw in Canada in 1976 and now have spread world wide.

Andrew, I will be back to savour your canal walk when I have a little time to really enjoy it.

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew...There you go again...I can't describe in words what it is about these type of post you do.. so many fairy tales, children stories.. documentary, history, ..I would like to be a mouse seeing all this from the front pocket on you shirt lol : }}
Great stuff...I enjoy so much learning about where you live..
I just love the little church and the stone fences...that last one is intriquing!!
Grace x

Chatty Crone said...

Wish I could see all those places. sandie

missing moments said...

Love the stone fences!

NicoleB said...

I love those landscape shots!
Totally 'wow'!

Ruby said...

These places seem so peaceful and quiet. I love all the shots.

Fotokarusellen said...

A beautiful place and some very beautiful pictures, Andrew. Well done!

heyBJK said...

Gorgeous countryside, Andrew! We have old stone fences here in Kentucky that look a lot like yours.

The Herald said...

I enjoyed your walk Andrew...[;o)

ADRIAN said...

I'll have to remedy my having never been in the Newlands valley. I've seen it from above.

Sandra said...

i love that church and especcailly the stone fence. your countryside is so beautiful and I like wandering with you, i have read about your country in all the many books I read, but never seen it. your rambles make it come alive

joo said...

How lovely! This place is awesome.

Anne Higgins said...

Thank you for this blog! I recently discovered it and very much enjoy following it.
I love your heading photo of the Robin. I first saw one in France in 2004, and the song transfixed me. I'm sorry I wasn't a birdwatcher when I was in England - haven't been to England since 1976, but in 1972 I visited the Lake Country and stayed in Hawkshead.

Best wishes from Anne

Gillian Olson said...

Lovely tour of this peaceful setting, thanks.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

I had the Beatrix Potter books read to me and I read them to my kids (and I hope they read them to theirs),,,, but I never thought about the villages being real existing ones. this post made me so happy!

Liz said...

My husband tells me the Lakes District is stunning. He's right!
We didn't get there on my first and only visit to the UK in 2010. We did have a tour of the Cotswolds, however thanks to my cousin who lives in Bristol.

I love the stone fences in the UK. They have so much character. A great series, Andrew!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - I'd import the whole of Cumbria if I had the chance!

My local used to be the Tower Bank Arms - which is next door to Miss Potter’s house. I think you can see it in The Tales of Jemima Puddleduck.

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

The Glebe Blog said...

Made many a visit to the lakes in my younger days, but never made it to the Newlands Valley until
January 2010 ,and my first away trip with the ramblers.
Been back to the chalet a couple of times since.
Thanks for the memories.

Pantherka said...

Beautiful scenery, great memories on vacation :-)