The Port Of Whitehaven

Whitehaven

Whitehaven in West Cumbria is my town of birth. I still live a stone’s throw away. It’s a lovely place, and not overrun with tourists. I would place the harbour […]

I Don’t Care About Cookies

One of the worst things to come out of the European Union is the Cookie Consent law. You see those annoying pop-up confirmation boxes everywhere. I even have one on […]

A Red, Red Rose

O my Luve’s like a red, red roseThat’s newly sprung in june;O my Luve’s like the melodieThat’s sweetly play’d in tune: As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,So deep in […]

Fungus

The title of this post is Fungus – primarily because, I have no idea if this is a mushroom, or toadstool. I’m clueless. Perhaps you know? What is it? What’s […]

King Vulture

King Vulture

This King Vulture is one of the ugliest and scariest creatures that I’ve ever had the pleasure of taking a photo of. It really freaked me out – but what […]

The Curious Lamb

I often have a chuckle when I take a look at this photo of a lamb that had found itself stuck-fast, having decided to check if it was true, that […]

Braystones Memorial Tower

Braystones Memorial Tower

The Braystones Memorial tower was erected 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee. A First World War memorial was added in 1920. The original commemorative tablet records the names of […]

Bill The Bald Eagle, Taking A Bath

Bald Eagle Bath Time

This image of a Bald Eagle (called Bill) taking a bath, was captured at the Lake District Wildlife Park, at Keswick in Cumbria. As the national emblem of the USA, […]

Ennerdale Water

My Favourite Place: Ennerdale

If I was to recommend to you, one place to visit in Cumbria, it would be Ennerdale Water, and its associated valley. I have a number of favourite locations throughout […]

Black Sail Hostel

Black Sail Hostel

Black Sail Hostel, operated by YHA, is remote and accessible only on foot, it’s a unique rural retreat that lovers of the great outdoors can normally only dream about. I’ve often […]

Burnmoor Tarn

Burnmoor Tarn

Burnmoor Tarn, on Eskdale Fell in Cumbria, England, is one of the largest entirely natural tarns in the Lake District. Its waters flow into Whillan Beck at the tarn’s north-eastern […]

Devoke Water

Devoke Water

Devoke Water is a Tarn (mountain lake). It is a hidden gem. It is the largest tarn in the Lake District National Park. It lies on Birker Fell, 1 km […]

Keekle Viaduct

Keekle Viaduct

In recent weeks, I have seen grumblings from locals that claim they can’t see Keekle Viaduct from the roadside because of trees. While it is true that the trees mask […]

Ennerdale Water

Ennerdale Water

Ennerdale Water is the most westerly lake in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England. It is a glacial lake, with a maximum depth of 150 feet (45 metres), […]

Egremont Castle

Egremont Castle

The original castle at Egremont was built on a mound above the River Ehen on the site of a Danish fort following the conquest of Cumberland in 1092 by William […]

Cogra Moss

Cogra Moss

A walk up Blake Fell, looking down over Cogra Moss reservoir is one of my favourite hikes, primarily because it is on my doorstep. I’m fortunate enough to have the […]

Highland Cow

This beauty was stood on a local fell-road and wouldn’t move out the way of my car. I had to approach her, to shoo her onto the open expanse of […]