Thursday, 9 February 2012

Derwentwater............................................................ in the Lake District

I have been sharing some images of the English Lake District.
Keswick is a lovely little town in the north of the district... surrounded by mountains it's my favourite short break destination... 116 miles door to campsite.
The town sits at the northern end of a beautiful lake... Derwentwater.

 Catbells was the home of Mrs Tiggywinkle in Beatrice Potters wonderful little books.

Yesterdays post was about the sculpture at Calfclose Bay... this is Calfclose Bay.

 It's a walk of around 10 miles around Derwentwater... I have done it many times.
I have also enjoyed letting the Keswick Launch take me to one of the jetties around the lake where you can jump on and off to save time and explore .

 This lovely sculpture is in Brandlehow Wood.
The Centenary Stone from yesterdays post commemorated 100 years of the National Trust in 1995.
Brandlehow Wood was the first property purchased by the Trust in 1896... a link to their site below.
The National Trust

 The western side of the lake has a couple of marinas... This is Nicole End.

Colourful canoes for hire... Nicole End appeared in the film Miss Potter.

Starring...Renee Zellwegger.

Oh! to show you the size of the Brandlehow Wood "Hands"  here's a scanned image of me in 2004.

It's very cold today with rain that's freezing as it lands.... there have been well over 100 reported vehicle accidents in the Lake District... Snow would be a better option.


29 comments:

Joop Zand said...

Hi Andrew

You have made a lot of nice pictures,i like them very much.

Greetings, Joop

CameraCruise said...

Great series of lovely photos!
What a beautiful place!

Carole M. said...

looks to be a lovely place to go visit Andrew. The hands carving is wonderful; so brandlewood is a tree then? I'd not heard of it before ...

Gary said...

Beautiful place. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Carole M. said...

I should've written .. brandlehow-wood

TexWisGirl said...

oh dear. the ice is not good. stay safe!

and it looks like you're in good hands, there. :) ha ha!

Horst in Edmonton said...

Great photos Andrew, love the lakes area. Beautiful place.

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific series for the day, Andrew! I love the peaceful skies!! The sculpture is awesome and, yes, you're definitely in good hands!! Beautiful area! Thanks for sharing the beauty with us today! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Joyful said...

It looks like a wonderful, peaceful place. Sorry to hear about all the accidents. I hope the weather improves soon!

eileeninmd said...

Andrew, what a pretty place to visit. It is neat to be able to take the boat to your hiking spot. The hand sculpture is really cool. Wonderful series of photos.

Sandra said...

i like that rocky shoreline and love those hands.

Bob Bushell said...

The Lakes are special, and on lakes there is lots to do. But, on the land, there is the pair of hands, what a great piece of art, beautiful photographs.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Looks like a lovely place but it also looks like it attracts a lot of people too. A trade-off?

HansHB said...

Great!

Indrani said...

Great shot of you with the hands.
Unfortunate accidents. Stay safe.

Tammy said...

Looks like an amazing place! Very beautiful and peaceful! Great sculpture!

Light and Voices said...

I'd like to take a ride on that sightseeing boat and shoot photos from there. Awesome hand boy is it large! I read that the Duchess is going to take up photography using a Canon. What camera do you use?
Joyce M

Gillian Olson said...

Great pictures, what a picturesque area. I really like that sculpture of the open hands, and it is large too.
Too bad about the freezing rain, that is nasty.

Regina said...

Beautiful place! Thank you for sharing.
Happy SWF. Enjoy your weekend.

Ann said...

when I was 20 months, my Dad got a scholarship from Borneo to England. He was always talking how beautiful lake District was.

Pat said...

What a gorgeous area! I've always loved Beatrix Potter.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful post.

Regards and best wishes

heyBJK said...

That sculpture is amazing! It's cool to see just how big it is. Your scenic shots are gorgeous, Andrew!

Liz said...

The scenery in those first shots is beautiful! I would love to visit the Lakes District if I ever get back to the UK.
Great post Andrew! Those hands are huge.

Ruby said...

Very beautiful pictures. I love the first two shots.

Susan said...

Beautiful images, and I really enjoy your posts. I learn so much. It's great!

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

Excellent images Andrew, looks like a fantastic place to visit. that sculpture is the nuts..
Shaun

Fábio Martins said...

So wonderful landscapes there

Pantherka said...

Beautiful place, great photos.
Have a nice weekend.