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A Look At Lakeland (1 of quite a few)

WATENDLATH 4/7

Turning back towards the tarn (lake) itself at Watendlath you can see we were quite high up by this time into the area of the Watendlath fells themselves. The tarn is 7 acres (28,000 m2) in size, with a maximum depth of 56 feet (17 metres). It was given to the National Trust by Queen Victoria's daughter, Princess Louise, in memory of her brother, King Edward VII.  I understand Frank might well have walked those fells in the background, no doubt he will confirm that, or otherwise.

 

A Look At Lakeland (1 of quite a few)

WATENDLATH 4/7

Turning back towards the tarn (lake) itself at Watendlath you can see we were quite high up by this time into the area of the Watendlath fells themselves. The tarn is 7 acres (28,000 m2) in size, with a maximum depth of 56 feet (17 metres). It was given to the National Trust by Queen Victoria's daughter, Princess Louise, in memory of her brother, King Edward VII.  I understand Frank might well have walked those fells in the background, no doubt he will confirm that, or otherwise.

 

comments (19)

Lovely point of view Brian! Interesting history on this tarn. I'm sure you're right about Frank having walked the fells...
Brian Walbey: A lovely spot Elizabeth, and Frank has confirmed he has been here, and through the valley I showed in yesterdays posting, as indeed has Alan, who goes there nearly every year it seems.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Nov 2013, 06:29
Well good old Louise, she did us all a favour by giving this charming place to the nation
Brian Walbey: Indeed she did Chris, a lovely place to visit.
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 7 Nov 2013, 06:31
This is a wonderful picture Brian. I like the curve of the road and also the puddles of water, the lake and the peak far off.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad, it is a lovely place, it would be great to have an SC.meet there but sadly it is a long way away from many of us.
wetlands today
Brian Walbey: This is the tarn (lake) that is the centre of Watendlath which I referred to earlier in the week.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 7 Nov 2013, 07:59
The damp day doesn't detract, Brian
Brian Walbey: It did while it was coming down Lisl, we had to take shelter in the tearoom.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Nov 2013, 08:00
a wonderfully framed photo of the Lakes, my beloved Lakes!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Philine.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 7 Nov 2013, 09:07
Nice!!!!
Brian Walbey: Indeed it was that day, despite a shower, and no doubt always will be.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Nov 2013, 09:57
Well I never knew that about Princess Louise. I've never seen those boats in use. I like the framing here with the trees.
Brian Walbey: I didn't see anybody who even remotely looked to be interested in the boats while we were there.
Correct. smile
Brian Walbey: Thought I must be right Frank, you, Alan and Richard seem to know the fells of the Lake District very well, indeed Alan says he goes to watendlath every year when he holidays up that way.
  • Tony
  • UK
  • 7 Nov 2013, 10:29
Beautifull scenery I love the framing provided by the trees.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Tony.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 7 Nov 2013, 10:59
Very well composed and a beautiful view. Love the colour.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary.
Glorious countryside, nicely composed, Brian!
Brian Walbey: It is, thanks very much Martin.
It's looking calm and pleasant after some rain Brian. Another lovely view
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet, the rain shower meant we had to take advantage of the tearoomsmile
I like everything about this picture Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Bill.
What a lovely sight to see spread before you as you walk along the road, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes the whole area is lovely, way up in the fells away from towns and built up areas apart from the few buildings of the farm there.
Wonderful with this after rain light Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
Looks like typical lakeland weather, rain often helps to clear the air
Brian Walbey: Yes it had been quite nice and then the quick shower came over and once again it turned nice afterwards, typical lake District I assume.
Nice composition, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Nov 2013, 04:09
I like this even better than tomorrow's close-up, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.

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