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photoblog image A Look At Lakeland (Just 2 weeks left)

A Look At Lakeland (Just 2 weeks left)

WATENDLATH 1/7

I started this rather lengthy look at our visit to the Lake District with a series on Ashness and featured the somewhat “hairy” road leading up to the farm and hamlet of Watendlath way up in the mountains above Borrowdale. This is just a small area of what is at the top of the long climb upwards and is a fine place to sit on a nice day and watch the walkers and other visitors going backwards and forwards across the little packhorse bridge.

 

 

 

A Look At Lakeland (Just 2 weeks left)

WATENDLATH 1/7

I started this rather lengthy look at our visit to the Lake District with a series on Ashness and featured the somewhat “hairy” road leading up to the farm and hamlet of Watendlath way up in the mountains above Borrowdale. This is just a small area of what is at the top of the long climb upwards and is a fine place to sit on a nice day and watch the walkers and other visitors going backwards and forwards across the little packhorse bridge.

 

 

 

comments (24)

Just love that bridge! Nice presentation with the empty bench!
Brian Walbey: A lovely little spot, the next two days will show the views from the mound just past the bridge, quite spectacular.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Nov 2013, 03:38
Looks to me like you would get a wet bum if you sat on the bench, Brian

I imagine peak hour would be something like 3 sheep and 1 shepherd across that bridge...heh.
Brian Walbey: WE sat on the bridge for a while, then had a walk, after which it rained and this was taken after the shower.
You could not have framed this any better Brian... it's a keeper....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Nov 2013, 07:35
I could just imagine you sitting on the bench looking at this bridge Brian
Brian Walbey: We done that very thing Chris before it rained and the bench got wet.
this is from a a fairytale
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal, it is a very fine spot to go to.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Nov 2013, 08:02
How could a place like this not enthrall you, Brian. It even has a bench for you and Maureen! smile
Brian Walbey: And we enjoyed that bench before taking a walk, then lunch in the tearoom, while it rained, and then I took this picture by which time the bench was wet of course.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 4 Nov 2013, 09:18
Did you take a run up and try to leap over the water Brian?
Brian Walbey: I done it the easy way Chad, Maureen gave me a piggy-back smile
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 4 Nov 2013, 10:11
A very pretty scene to be sure.
Brian Walbey: yes a lovely spot to be at Mary, wait till you see the views later in the week.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Nov 2013, 10:56
This is my seat to have this view on the old packhorse and miners' bridge -it might have rained?
Brian Walbey: We enjoyed that bench before taking a walk, then lunch in the tearoom, while it rained, and then I took this picture by which time the bench was wet of course.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 4 Nov 2013, 11:35
idyllic spot.
Brian Walbey: It really is worth the journey up the "hairy" little rod to get there Aussie.
Nicely taken, Brian,I've never actually been to Watendlath,just looked down on it from walks above,it looked a sleepy,quiet place.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frank. Later in the week I will probably be showing the fells where you walked past watendlath then.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Nov 2013, 12:12
This is wonderful framed and the bench is at the right spot for a nice sit down and have a picnic.
Great shot.
Brian Walbey: We enjoyed that bench before taking a walk, then lunch in the tearoom, while it rained, and then I took this picture by which time the bench was wet of course.
This is such a charming image, Brian. Love how the bridge and wall seem to be constructed from the same type of stone.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Beverly. In these mountains they wouldn't have had to go far to get the stone for the wall and bridge.
A gorgeous bridge, Brian. Nice stonework.
Brian Walbey: Yes a lovely spot to go, thanks very much.
A delightful spot!
A lovely peaceful scene Brian
Brian Walbey: It's a fine place to spend some time despite the "hairy" road up to it.
What a lovely scene Brian! I wish I could sit on that bench.
Brian Walbey: I'm sure you would enjoy being up there on that bench Richard.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 4 Nov 2013, 18:02
I need to sit down
Brian Walbey: One would if they'd walked all the way up there!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 4 Nov 2013, 18:19
Tis is just so picturesque, Brian, you should be designing your own illustrated guide book
Brian Walbey: Now there's a thought.
I think you sat here?
Brian Walbey: We did sit there before the rain came and made it wet.
An excellent spot for a sit down. What a wonderful scene
Brian Walbey: We did sit there until the rain came and made it wet.
What a perfect place to stop and stare.
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is Martin.
The great outdoors.
Brian Walbey: Lots of it about up there John.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Nov 2013, 09:47
This is probably one of my favourite spots in this part of the Lakes. It's a rare week that doesn't see me there at some point. Was the teashop open? They seem to have irregular opening days and hours and just can't be relied on for that important cuppa.
Brian Walbey: We thought it was worth the drive up that awful little road to get there Alan, such lovely views, more of which during the week. It rained and we took shelter in the tearoom and enjoyed their Leek and Potato Soup, very nice.

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