Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Easedale Tarn and Far Easedale - Christmas 2014

A beautiful quiet walk up to Easedale Tarn, and to the fells beyond, and back via Far Easedale. Snow on the fells around, water falls full....and not a soul around. A lovely easy fell walk.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Cycle to Mungriesdale

Easy cycle from Brackenrigg Holiday Cottages, along railway line, up the gated road to Mungriesdale and on to Mosedale. Quiet gated roads and quiet lanes, beautiful still sunny day. Home by dark to light the fire and settle in with crumpets and Borrowdale tea bread. Yum!

A perfect day

Oh, what a perfect day.......I'd like to spend it with you!

Derwent water

Brackenrigg Holiday Cottages: availability for weekends in early December & January

Saturday, 29 November 2014


Another sparkling Autumn late afternoon walk: a small peak towards Pillar. Stunning landscape, beautiful weather, so good to be outdoors!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Autumn walks and produce

The summer continues into a beautiful Autumn, amazing colours, sunshine...and lots of apples to pie and roaring fires anyone?

 Sunset at Thirlmere

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Summer solstice 2014

The Solstice - winter or summer is always a special time, living so close to the 3,000 year old Castlerigg Stone Circle, but rather than an evening on the fell, a walk along the beach from Allonby, just 15 miles away, beckoned.....

This part of the coast has beach stretching for miles and miles; a mixture of stoney ground and stretches of sand, it isn't Woolacombe, but still beautiful. Quiet, no-one else about, the sea still and views across the Solway to the Scottish Fells just beautiful, sand martins feeding young in their burrows in the dunes....time for a snap or two....

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Fox cubs

Just come back from a quick walk with the dog behind Brackenrigg, up to the tarn and crags....and on our way back happened on three little fox cubs playing outside their hole, we backed away, not sure mum would be too pleased with the dog saying hello to her babes....lovely! Typical, no camera with me!

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Easter Monday walk - all to myself

Easter Monday is one of the busiest in Keswick and the Lake District, but you don't need to go far to avoid the crowds, and this walk was from the door at Brackenrigg, 8 miles of fell, glorious views, lake shore, bright woodland and lambs gambolling below Helvellyn....and not a soul

Sunday, 23 March 2014

March 2014 - glorious Spring day!

Views from behind Brackenrigg - a wonderland of private wildnerness, never anyone here, views, crags, tarns, streams and picnics spots...bliss, and just 10mins walk up the fell!

Saturday, 1 March 2014

A bimble around the lake foreshore

Spring is here! A blue sky, and a warm day, what better than a stroll around Derwentwater foreshore. There is still fresh snow on the fells, particularly over Helvellyn, beautiful in the blue sky...

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Sunday stroll around Grasmere

Grasmere Lake, always a favourite, clear reflections, and Spring on its way with catkins out already.

A bit of rain, then a rainbow.....and some chaps messing about on boats; one caught a 24lb pike! Glad I wasn't swimming with that thing around!

Thursday, 9 January 2014

January 2014, and amble round Buttermere

Buttermere, one of my favourite, small but beautifully formed, with the fells coming round down to the shores, and the views out to the West just lovely.

A quiet day with few others around, this usual honeypot was so tranquil and calm. A perfect bimble....