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A Lake District Year 2015

December 31, 2015

Well that is 2015 nearly gone. A year of challenges for many in Cumbria who have had to move out of flooded homes. Storms started to have names this year in the UK which has been slightly irritating. Frank has just been and gone causing more anxiety. Let’s hope for a gentler start to the new year.

MY 2015 YEAR.

JANUARY

Cold and crisp days

Cold and crisp days

A more seasonal start to the year. Heading in to Keswick from Penrith on the way home (won’t be happening soon, as the A591 now has a Gap in it at the side of Thirlmere and it could take months to repair). It is the long way round now.

FEBRUARY

Snowy Stockghyll Lane

Snowy Stockghyll Lane

Crisp clear days in February.

MARCH

Derwentwater

Derwentwater

Coming out of hibernation and visitors are starting to appear in the Lake District. Time for a visit to one of my favourite Lake District places. The Duddon Valley.

Duddon Valley

Duddon Valley

Not a soul about. Perfect.

APRIL

Langdale Herdwicks

Langdale Herdwicks

A trip over Hardknott and Wrynose Pass is always a must before Summer really gets going.

Waterfalls Ambleside

Waterfalls Ambleside

Daffodils which the Lake District is renown for on the way to Stockghyll Falls Ambleside.

MAY

Larch Cottage Nurseries

Larch Cottage Nurseries

Time to buy some plants. Always a pleasure at Larch Cottage Nurseries. A delight to wander around with some really unusual items in the nursery and the shop.

Kings Head Thirlspot

Kings Head Thirlspot

Blue sky at the end of May. This little beer garden is hidden away on the A591 (again on the other side of the “gap”) as I write this it is becoming apparent that until the road is fixed this blog will get very South Lakeland orientated. Sorry North Lakes I will make up for it as soon as I can!

JUNE

Open Farm Sunday

Open Farm Sunday

June brought Open Farm Sunday, a good excuse to visit Sizergh Farm and shop. Brilliant Cafe too.

Distance over Sands

Distance over Sands

Spotted this marker stone in Cartmel showing the distance if you travelled over the Sands. Not something recommended without a guide.

JULY

Outdoor Theatre Blackwell

Outdoor Theatre Blackwell

The weather in July made for a very pleasant theatre outing to Blackwell Arts and Crafts House.

Chillifest Dalemain

Chillifest Dalemain

Love Chillis, Love Chillifest. Stocked up on everything Chilli in July.

AUGUST

Sawmill Finsthwaite

Sawmill Finsthwaite

Interesting visit to the Bobbin Mill at Finsthwaite. Fascinating part of Lakeland heritage.

Brougham Castle

Brougham Castle

Brougham Castle near Penrith with it’s workshops and cafe is always a popular stop off.

SEPTEMBER

Lanercost Priory

Lanercost Priory

September quite often brings great lighting like this at Lanercost Priory.

View from Hardknott Fort

View from Hardknott Fort

And the view from Hardknott Fort is always worth a look.

OCTOBER

Bassenthwaite

Bassenthwaite

Great view on the way to Siskins cafe at Whinlatter.

Lowther Castle

Lowther Castle

Hadn’t been to Lowther Castle for ages. Was great to see the work which had been done on the building and the grounds.

Dalek Kendal Town

Dalek Kendal Town

An unusual sighting of a Dalek in Kendal. Comicfest at it’s best.

Autumn Colours Isle Bridge

Autumn Colours Isle Bridge

September colours.

NOVEMBER

Flooding Ullswater

Flooding Ullswater

November brought stormy weather and when I went past Ullswater it was well over the road.

Grasmere Flooding

Grasmere Flooding

Grasmere started to flood too in places it had never flooded before.

DECEMBER

Misty Morning Grasmere

Misty Morning Grasmere

Early morning in December in Grasmere.

So that is my round up of a Lake District year. The bells are about to ring heralding the New Year. Here’s to a great 2016.

Ambleside Fireworks

Ambleside Fireworks

Happy New Year to everyone.

 

 

 

 

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9 Comments
  1. Marilyn Snell permalink

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful photographs of the Lake District. I am visiting this summer and am looking so forward to it. Happy New Year!

    Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2015 22:46:23 +0000 To: marilynsnell@hotmail.com

    • Thank you so much. Hope you have a great visit. Something to look forward to. Happy 2016 to you too.

  2. Think I’d like that as a calendar. I’m originally from lakeland and the photographs capture it the way it is. Happy New Year!

    • And Happy 2016 to you too. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog last year it is appreciated.

  3. mattvconnolly permalink

    Happy New Year fellow Lakeland-folk! Excellent photographic roundup. Thank you.

  4. Helen Churchill permalink

    Loved this photographic roundup. you have covered a wide range of activities and made the Lake District look a place for all seasons. Thank you.

    • Thank you. Just very lucky to live in such a wonderful place with such a variety of landscapes and activities 😄

  5. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words permalink

    a Belated Happy New Year…. 🙂 and May your wishes already be unfolding
    I just put Grasmere and Cumbria at the top of my bucket list ….
    this is a wonderful post…a guide to some of the best places to visit …
    Thank you for sharing your year in review…I hope y’all have dried out some…

    Take Care…You Matter
    maryrose

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