Buttermere Reflections

Buttermere Reflections

This photo was taken just a few days ago during an evening stroll around Buttermere. The view is taken looking across to the side of the lake where the road runs down to Buttermere from the Honister Pass. It was so quiet – with space for parking and hardly any other walkers about. Continue reading

The “Cockpit” stone circle above Pooley Bridge

Cockpit Stone Circle above Pooley Bridge

Easter Sunday brought an opportunity for a picnic at the stone circle known as “the cockpit” situated on the rather featureless expanse of upland which is Moor Divock above the town of Pooley Bridge at the northern end of Ullswater. This area is indeed scattered with evidence of prehistoric monuments. The Cockpit is one of the most atmospheric. It consists of a circular stone circle about 90 feet in diameter with larger stones set on the inner side. Continue reading