Breaks in the Lakes

Only 3 days away but how we managed to recharge the batteries a bit mentally. On the other hand, not having had much exercise for a little while we drained the physical ones. Easedale Tarn, Elterwater, The Coffin Route, Rydal Caves and Rydal Water together with Grasmere meant that we had a series of good sleeps! Here’s a few images :-

Christmas in Grasmere

We spent a few days across Christmas at The Wordsworth Hotel, Grasmere and thoroughly enjoyed the break. Nothing too serious in terms of walking but we went round Grasmere and Rydal Water just to keep the cobwebs at bay. There was a distinct difference in the days, firstly sun and lots of cloud and then mist and greyness. Still, that didn’t stop the annual duck race – I think mine is still swimming….Grasmere Ducks away Rydal Water reflection in the mist View over Rydal Water


Just got back from a great break in Grasmere. We wanted to get away to do some Autumnal type shots but the tail end of the hurricane Gonzalo put paid to the thought of taking my full kit out in the wet.

As it was, we had quite decent weather although awfully windy on Tuesday afternoon as we did 5 miles around Grasmere and Rydal water. Monday was favourites for me – I had wanted to go up to Easedale Tarn for a while. The route takes you past Sourmilk Ghyll and it was picture perfect with some sun and some large clouds.

Can’t wait to get up there again.

Rainbow on Rydal Water-Edit Grasmere View Grasmere sunshine and shadows