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

A Look At Lakeland (1 of quite a few)

HONISTER PASS

When I posted images of Buttermere a few weeks ago I mentioned the Honister Pass several times. This is at the other end of the pass where it climbs upwards and then begins to drop down towards Borrowdale and Seatoller. As you can see it is quite open and exposed up there, no doubt Alan and Frank know what it is like in mid-winter. Back in 1960 I walked up here on a school holiday, and this time, after we’d been to Buttermere the bus came down this way on the journey back to Keswick. The mountains in the far distance are all part of Rosthwaite Fell.

 

A Look At Lakeland (1 of quite a few)

HONISTER PASS

When I posted images of Buttermere a few weeks ago I mentioned the Honister Pass several times. This is at the other end of the pass where it climbs upwards and then begins to drop down towards Borrowdale and Seatoller. As you can see it is quite open and exposed up there, no doubt Alan and Frank know what it is like in mid-winter. Back in 1960 I walked up here on a school holiday, and this time, after we’d been to Buttermere the bus came down this way on the journey back to Keswick. The mountains in the far distance are all part of Rosthwaite Fell.

 

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Sep 2013, 00:35
Love the grassy knoll, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It's quite wild up there Ray, Frank, via his ladylove says it is very "cold and skiddy" up there in winter.
Really beautiful shot, Brian!
Sitting behind me, Frank can see the image on my 27" screen. I read him the text - in reference to what it's like in mid-winter he just said "Cold. And skiddy."
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth. 27" screen, that's bigger than my television, all our pictures must look great on that.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Sep 2013, 06:38
It certainly is rugged isn't it Brian, not really a winter place..
Brian Walbey: It's quite wild up there Chris, Frank, via his ladylove says it is very "cold and skiddy" up there in winter.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Sep 2013, 07:50
a very impressive photo of the Lakes ' mountains and a gorgeous sky - I see some patches of snow - your treatment enhances the greatness of this area! You evoke my desire to come back ...I didn't know that there is such a fantastic pass road.
Brian Walbey: It's a very wild area Philine, we got this far and Maureen turned round and went back, there is a very steep hill down in to Honister Pass itself she didn't fancy driving down.
A fine landscape Brian.
Brian Walbey: Very open and wild isn't it.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 28 Sep 2013, 10:38
Love the contrast of the darkness of the dry stone wall. A gorgeous shot, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary, the light was ever-changing which helped this picture I think.
Great feel of the rugged landscape Brian
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Sep 2013, 13:07
I love this countryside! Lovely muted colours and interesting lines Brian
Brian Walbey: The sky was ever-changing hence the different types of lighting through the picture.
  • jelb
  • France
  • 28 Sep 2013, 13:57
Bonjour,
Nice composition and depth of field..bravo!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much.
A brown study!
Brian Walbey: Spring was running a bit late up there, hence no greens at that time.
Wonderful atmospheric image Brian!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Sep 2013, 22:30
Interestingly, there is still a bus - albeit quite small (anything bigger would not fit in any case). Alas, I've never seen this in mid-winter. As much as I would like to get there in the snow, the drive up from the south would be impossible.
Brian Walbey: We were quite surprised to learn the little bus went down here, it's a bit narrow if something of any size comes the other way. It could be quite an adventurous drive for you to get there in the winter I guess.
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 29 Sep 2013, 16:37
Beautiful landsacpe!

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