Honister Cottage 1628

Honister Cottage 1628 We were in the village of Seatoller in the Lake District a couple of weeks ago and were captivated by this cottage dating back to 1628. Is the door the original one?  I don’t know. Probably not, though by normal standards it’s pretty old. I must see Read more…

Window Shopping in Keswick

Window Shopping in Keswick was a nice way to round off our recent trip to the Lake District.  The first picture is for Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge : Open. It shows that the Cumberland Pencil Museum shop is open, even though due to devastating floods in the winter the museum itself Read more…

A Red Bicycle with Slate Wheels

When I saw this really odd bicycle with slate wheels in a back garden  on my recent trip to the Lake District, I thought ” Aha! Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge!” In truth, it isn’t really so surprising as the famous Honister Slate Mines are just along the road, but it’s fun Read more…

As Pure as a Mountain Stream

As Pure as a Mountain Stream WordPress Photo Challenge: Pure I took this photograph yesterday on a trip to the Lake District. The view from Ashness Bridge is one of the most beautiful in Cumbria as the vista extends should extend right across Derwent Water to the far-distant hills.  However, on Read more…

Throwback Thursdays: Ashness Bridge

A weekly series where I revisit old photographs: Ashness Bridge is perhaps the most photographed packhorse bridge in the Lake District due to its location and stunning views. This extremely popular viewpoint looks out over Derwent Water with spectacular views over Bassenthwaite Lake and the River Derwent. (National Trust Website) .

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