Derwentwater and the landing stages

Walking on Water

These pigeons look a bit incongruous – seemingly stranded on the landing stage near the Watendlath road turning. When the level of the lake is high some of the landing stages become inaccessible to the launch service that traverses or goes around the lake. There is another landing stage a little further down at Lodore. Continue reading

Derwentwater and the islands from Walla Crag

Islands in Derwentwater

This photo was taken on a recent walk up over Walla Crag. This makes an excellent short walk from Keswick – up from the Borrowdale road to the summit of the fell at 1234 feet and back down via Rakefoot and Brockle Beck. The view shows the four permanent islands in the lake – it is said that there is a floating one that sometimes appears at the end of the summer as a mass of vegetation! Continue reading

Sheltering Snowdrops

Snowdrops in Croftside garden

In theory – on 1st March – St David’s Day – the flower should be daffodils – but although they will be out soon they are not yet in flower at Croft House. However there is a bank of snowdrops under the hedge in the garden of Croftside – a welcome sign that winter is giving way to spring. Continue reading