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photoblog image A Look At Lakeland (1 of quite a few)

A Look At Lakeland (1 of quite a few)

CASTLERIGG 5/5

There are some fine views also to the North of Castlerigg, above Keswick, this one looking towards Lonscale Fell. If you should venture to Keswick at any time it is well worth driving up to Castlerigg, not just for the views, but for the active person plenty of places to walk as well.

 

A Look At Lakeland (1 of quite a few)

CASTLERIGG 5/5

There are some fine views also to the North of Castlerigg, above Keswick, this one looking towards Lonscale Fell. If you should venture to Keswick at any time it is well worth driving up to Castlerigg, not just for the views, but for the active person plenty of places to walk as well.

 

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Sep 2013, 00:59
They are fine, characterful, old trees in the foreground, Brian.
Brian Walbey: They are indeed Ray, there seem to be a lot of trees in the Lakes area as old as these.
  • Frances
  • United States
  • 20 Sep 2013, 01:24
Stunning landscape Brian! I love that bit of cloud peaking over the hill! Picture perfect. smile
Brian Walbey: Isn't it lovely Frances. The Lakes are renown for their rain and I don't think we ever got a completely cloudless sky, but I'm not complaining.
I love the Oak trees and the sheep in the fields... these are old mountains Brian... well rounded after a billion years... they remind me of the Precambrian Shield here in eastern Canada....petersmile
Brian Walbey: I guess your mountains and ours in the Lakes do date from many eons ago Peter, and these are high enough to have a tree line above the lush pastures below. Sorry I sound a bit like a text book smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 20 Sep 2013, 05:58
It brings to mind "Sheep May Safely Graze", Brian
Brian Walbey: They certainly can in the areas of the Lakes we went to Lisl.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Sep 2013, 07:01
I like Lisl's comment because, indeed, this has a gentle pastoral feel to it, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It couldn't get much more pastoral than round this area Ginnie, perhaps you and Astrid should come over with your little green goddess on the car ferry and spend a few days touring the Lakes when time allows, I know you would both love it.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Sep 2013, 07:24
I'm sure a number of your viewers will be positively drooling at the walking possibilities here Brian
Brian Walbey: I guess some of those you mention are very familiar with the footpaths round this way already Chris, but no doubt others wish they could go there to walk.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Sep 2013, 07:35
Yes, this is Lakeland as I love it! The looks up are often as beautiful as the views down on ...
Brian Walbey: I agree Philine, the people from our North Country, in their own dialect, would say something like, "Eee, isn't that just grand!"
beautiful, beautiful shot. love the cheerful cyan-blue of the sky and the pleasing grass
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush, an area of the world for you to put on your "places to visit" list perhaps.
I think it must be beautiful country to hike, but it would take me a long time to cover ground......I'd be stopping to take pictures at every opportunity! Really beautiful shot Brian: the colours are vivid smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin. It is fine country to hike, sadly health issues stop me from doing so, but it is difficult to put the camera down and just enjoy the view.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 20 Sep 2013, 10:48
The hills are so old and smooth. Nice shot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary, as peter suggested, they remind him of the old Pre-cambrian mountains of Eastern Canada.
Another wonderful sight with these beautifull trees Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, it is a real problem at places like this to actually put the camera down and just enjoy the view!
Looks like not too difficult a walk up to the top???
Brian Walbey: Not for the young folks Tom, but it would be for me, dickey ticker and all that!
Lovely landscape and colours Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: Where the sun rises first in England
  • 20 Sep 2013, 16:43
I'm going to get up to Cumbria again before I hit 70
Brian Walbey: And why not Richard, you certainly have more years than I do before hitting that red letter age!
Beautiful, Brian. The tree imitates the shape of the hill behind it. As I remember there's a very good butchers in Keswick.
Brian Walbey: Don't know about the Keswick butchers but there are some nice places to eat.
  • Chad (Ridge)
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 20 Sep 2013, 17:18
Sheep after my own heart Brian
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Sep 2013, 20:08
...and good views of the sheep, too smile The early foliage still allows good views of the fells beyond. So this what the Lakes look like when not raining... wink
Brian Walbey: We were very lucky during the week Alan, a bit of rain, but on the day we came home it p****d down, the road from Keswick to Windermere was almost awash in places, not very nice at all.
I will certainly go next time I'm up there Brian, this is a beautiful landscape.
Brian Walbey: Well worth the visit Sally.
Great landscape
Brian Walbey: Beautiful isn't it.

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