Thursday, 16 February 2012

Cheshire Vs Cumbria home of the Lake District..........................................

I live in the beautiful county of Cheshire.

 Cheshire has a fairly flat landscape.... ideal for long country rambles along a miriad of public footpaths...

...with just the odd outcrop... ideal for a medieval castle.

This is the view from Beeston Castle... flat dairy farmland.
It is the home of Cheshire Cheese after all.

I have had another passion over the years... Hillwalking.
I live quite close to the hills of North Wales but it is amongst the mountains of the Lake District I enjoy myself the most... over 200 tops of note with wonderful views if you catch the right weather.

 The Langdale Pikes.

Bowfell

 The landscape is varied with lovely meadows in the valleys.

 Steep climbs with lot's of ups and downs... I am planning a trip for early spring to visit a couple of remote tarns (a small mountain lake ) I haven't seen before.
 One is about 2000ft above sea level but I the total ascent is over 4000ft taking in the contours of the landscape. I need to get myself fit though... it's been a couple of years since I climbed any thing of note.

I have spent the last couple of visits discovering the highlights of the valleys and wonderful views that can be found without the lung bursting effort of steep uphill climbs.
Surprise View is one... looking over Derwentwater towards Keswick.

Cheshire Vs Cumbria?.... I love them both.

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51 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh my. these hill views are gorgeous! i'd have to vote for them. we definitely don't have those in my immediate vicinity...

Gary said...

Wonderful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Bob Bushell said...

Beaurtiful, beautiful, beautiful.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous scenery and photos, Andrew! I love the view from the castle. Thanks for sharing, happy skywatching!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Beautiful countryside. That climb does look like one that would let the wind out of your sails. Good luck.

HansHB said...

Great shots, lovely colours!
Well done!
Happy Friday to you!

John said...

Lovely scenery Andrew! Love the last photo, makes me want to be there!
Now, if you want flat scenery, you can`t get more flat than where I live in the Fens of East Anglia!
J
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CameraCruise said...

Wow, gorgeous shots and scenery!
Thanks for sharing.
Mette

Carole M. said...

super photos; absolutely beautiful scenery. The big picture is so interesting; I become so focussed on trying for the up close shot, I tend to forget working on these. Your trek sounds like a great plan ahead.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Hey Andrew, very nice images! Have a happy weekend!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

The view from Beeston Castle is very English and beautiful. The countryside is amazingly green and inviting.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Beautiful views up and down -- this post just makes me smile!

I can say for sure that the hill walking would undoubtedly do me in after living in Florida for a while -- it's very flat here!)

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful post and superb captures for the day, Andrew! What absolutely beautiful places and skies! I would love to be able to visit here! The views you've shared with us are breathtaking! Thank you! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew...Gorgeous area..that last one is beautiful.."maybe someday"lol
Thanks so much for the birthday wishes ..that was very sweet of you!! : }
♥ Grace xx

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

Gorgeous countryside Andrew! You are so very lucky to have public footpaths to walk along and take in the breathtaking beauty! Good luck with your climbs.

Sondra said...

Gorgeous, NO wonder you love it so much...4,000 ft elevation change is quite a climb for sure. I hope to get back to my waterfall hikes when the weather is more reliable.
Beautiful views and Photos Andrew!!

phylliso said...

The landscape pictures are beautiful,so peaceful & remote countrysides,am looking forward to seeing the smaller lakes you are going to visit,phyllis

Jim said...

Very scenic.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Rajesh said...

Beautiful landscapes, very scenic.

Joyful said...

Lovely sky shots and countryside. I really like your bird header too!

heyBJK said...

That is fantastic country, Andrew! Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful photos!

Susan Scheid said...

Just beautiful. Reminds me of our trip a couple years back to the Brecon Beacons. It was so amazing to stroll up a lane, walk up a gentle hill, then see every direction for miles.

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful pictures, especially the last one.

LadyFi said...

Both are beautiful and complement each other perfectly.

Lovely set of photos.

NixBlog said...

Such amazing shots of this magical countryside. It's so beautiful!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photos.

Regards and best wishes

Indrani said...

Terrific views. Well captured, enjoyed seeing them.

Jim Deans said...

Got to be Cumbria, not enough hills of note in Cheshire. One of the reasons I now live in Galloway has to be the hills.
All great pictures though.

Monica said...

This so beautiful series! Love the view! Great job!
Have a nice weekend:)

Pam said...

Such amazing views from Beeston Castle. Its easy to see why you enjoy going there.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.

ADRIAN said...

Grand images. Derwentwater is wonderful.

Sandra said...

beautiful vistas, all of these and I love the stone wall

NewMexiKen said...

Beautiful landscapes! I sure miss the hills and mountains of New Mexico. Here in South Florida almost everything is less than 8 feet above sea level.

joo said...

I love scenery in both, Cheshire and Lake District! Superb views and superb photos!

holdingmoments said...

Definitely one of the best parts of this country. Just wish I had the stamina these days to climb those hills.

Reena Walkling said...

What awesome views! And your photos are just gorgeous! Lucky you are!

JM said...

What gorgeous views! I especially like the Langdale Pikes shot.

Joop Zand said...

Very nice overthere.....good pictures again.

Greetings, Joop

dandelion67 said...

We need a good workout on a journey so challenging.
Certainly, the landscape will repay the effort to achieve the goal.
Beautiful images!
A smile ..
dandelìon

Spare Parts and Pics said...

The hillwalking looks like great fun. Wonderful photos and post.

Ruby said...

Lovely views. They are so wonderful!!! I love the last picture.

Liz said...

Oh wow! The countryside in the UK is so stunning. I am rather jealous!!

Susan said...

Wow,wow! Beautiful views and boy oh boy climbing those hills. I'm gonna get that good someday!

Veronica said...

Beautiful!! Love the 2nd photo best!!

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