Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Category: Ullswater

  • John Bell’s Banner

    John Bell’s Banner

    Grey skies and many showers accompanied me for the drive over on the A66. But sunshine, blue skies and rainbows appeared for the final leg down Ullswater. At the head of the valley, Cauldale Moor looked splendid in the evening sunshine, encircling the gloomy ridge of Hartsop Dodd. Wainwright gives an alternative name of ‘John…

  • Sandwick from Gowbarrow

    Sandwick from Gowbarrow

    A view across Ullswater from the mighty heights of Gowbarrow fell. On the opposite shore, Sandwick lies at the junction of Martindale and Boredale separated by the ridge of Beda Fell. Patches of snow on Rampsgill Head. Martindale once boasted a public house, the Star Inn, now a farm called Cotehow. Dorothy Wordsworth recalls dining…

  • Fell Ponies, Ullswater

    Fell Ponies, Ullswater

    A Cumbrian Fell Pony grazes on the slopes of Moor Divock overlooking Ullswater in the Lake District. They are semi-wild, on the hills all year round. Someone “owns” them, they have a tag on their ears. Standing no more than 14 hands high, shaggy with long knotty manes, Fell Ponies are said to have originated…

  • Arthur's Pike

    Arthur's Pike

    Above Whinny Crag, above the elbow in¬†Ulf’s lake where the whole of its¬†nine mile length can be seen. In the ’60s Ullswater¬†almost became a reservoir, following in¬†the¬†fate of Thirlemere and Haweswater¬†but¬†a passionate speech by Lord Birket, persuaded¬†the House of Lords to defeat the¬†proposal.

  • Pooley Bridge

    Pooley Bridge

    In the Lakes for a few days. Last of the afternoon sun. Looking down Elder Beck towards Ullswater and Pooley Bridge. The wooded hill in Dunmallard with its ancient settlement.