Blog Posts - Lake District

New Year’s Day at Pooley Bridge, Ullswater

Leaving Appleby the sun was shining. By Penrith it was raining. At Dalemain it was bright. At Pooley Bridge there was light drizzle. And so it went on, oscillating between bright patches and light rain. Familiar Lake District weather at this time of...
by Around-England on Jan 4, 2013

Photography and Lake District Weather

Recently I introduced an old friend to one of my sites. A day or so later she came back to me on Facebook (by the way here’s my “Around-England” Facebook page) saying, “I’ve bought a book”. Later I discovered that...
by The Lake District in Books on Dec 24, 2012

Discovered Derwent Water yesterday in the Lake District.  In the...

Discovered Derwent Water yesterday in the Lake District.  In the gorgeous December sun it was possibly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been, and finally an opportunity to capture reflections.
by i don't drink tea on Dec 19, 2012

A Lake District and Cumbrian Gift Miscellany

Still looking for a gift for someone who appreciates the Lake District and Cumbria? Here is a miscellany of suggestions, most of them at incredible bargain prices. See also our new gifts site Lake District Gifts...
by The Lake District in Books on Dec 10, 2012

Patterdale, Lake District Watercolour Painting Demonstration by Steven Cronin

I last visited Patterdale in the Lake District 30 years ago on a school holiday. We spent the week walking around the hills and mountains and to this day remains my favourite holiday. I must return one day and make some videos there.http://www.W...
by Basic Painting Tips on Dec 5, 2012

Travel England: Windermere, the Lake District

I've heard so many people say they know what England's like because they've been to London, but how about visiting a part of the country which couldn't be more different from the capital if it tried? Visit the Lake District in the North West and skip...
by My Several Worlds on Oct 29, 2012

Explore the English Countryside

For travelers and vacationers the English countryside is an ideal place to delight themselves with magnificent sightseeing in this magical land of green hills, charming plains, astounding lakes and rugged highlands. Many who have visited England have...
by Travel Blog on Oct 25, 2012

Crummock Water Today

“Around-England” temporarily moved office today to The Rock, Hause Point, Crummock Water. Back in Appleby in the morning!
by Around-England on Oct 10, 2012

Ullswater on a Misty Morning

Here is one of my shots from this morning. Until almost eleven o’clock there was quite a mist over the water. This was taken as it lifted.
by Around-England on Oct 9, 2012

Across the North – September 2012

Easier Access to the North Yorkshire Dales Having had to negotiate my way through Bedale on a number of occasions in recent months I must say that a bypass is welcome news.  Of course, new developments like this are never without their challenge...
by Around-England on Sep 19, 2012

Best Holiday Destinations in Europe For Couples

Europe is the best destination for all those interested in a romantic vacation and one is truly spoilt for choice. There are a large number of romantic vacation travel deals available for those who want to enjoy a honeymoon or a romantic getaway. One...
by Best Travel Deals on Sep 11, 2012

The River Eamont – Ullswater to Eden

The Eamont is one of Northwest England’s shorter rivers, rising among the Lake District mountains at Ullswater and flowing northeast to join the Eden, which then flows north and west into the Solway Firth and the Irish Sea.   From where it...
by Around-England on Aug 17, 2012


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Buttermere and Haystacks; Fleetwith Pike and Honister Crag

Yesterday afternoon, using a free afternoon between meetings in Keswick, and following a wet drive from the Newlands Valley over to Buttermere I decided to pay a quick visit to the Honister Slate Mine. First, though, even in conditions far from ideal...
by Around-England on Jul 31, 2012

So many reasons to holiday in the Lake District

The Lake District is a probably one of the most beautiful places in the UK. From the lush green rolling hills to the deep blue lakes sparkling in the sunshine, there really is no place like it. Then there are the quaint and charming towns and village...
by Travel Blog on Jul 24, 2012

Mid-Summer update – aka the quest for some sun!

As I write this what I actually should be writing is a whole wrath of trip reports and long forgotten about posts that should have seen the light of day many, many moons ago! I am deep in the process of writing up hopefully comprehensive trip rep...
by James' Travel/Adventure Blog on Jul 23, 2012

Tenerife: A Beautiful Hideaway in the North Atlantic

A hideaway for Brits wanting sun-soaked relaxation, Tenerife is the largest island in Spain. It’s 795 square miles, about the same size as the Lake District. There are plenty of ecological contrasts to enjoy, with 12 micro-climates packed onto...
by Europe City Guide on Jul 3, 2012

The Carhullan Army by Sarah Hall

 Note: This book is also known as Daughters of the North Five words from the blurb: escape, repressive, world, women, remote I loved Haweswater and How to Paint a Dead Man, so have been keen to try some of Sarah Hall’s other books. The Carh...
by Farm Lane Books Blog on Jun 27, 2012

When one of your trusted.!

When one of your trusted Then beware Never betray him! LION did not become king of the forest as it roars!! ... ... ... But that dear self!! Does not fall prey to other No matter how... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...
by TZS Entertainment on Jun 24, 2012

Lake District and Cumbrian History

Attitudes to history vary widely. For some it is full of fascinating stories whilst to others it seems irrelevant in a world that should be looking forward. By many, though, it is seen as essential to the understanding of our present lives and vital...
by The Lake District in Books on Jun 6, 2012

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