Out & About …

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

Category: Derwentwater

  • Blue Monday

    Blue Monday

    “Scientifically” the most depressing day of the year. It wasn’t too depressing in Keswick in the Lake District today. Blue skies, no wind, and feeling a lot like spring is just around the corner. This is a shot from Otterbield Bay on the west side of Derwentwater. Far left is Walla Crag, which Lady Derwentwater…

  • Derwentwater


    I wanted to post a photo of Castle Crag today, the smallest Wainwright, but I couldn’t find a decent image, just a long-range shot from Swanesty How near Grange. Instead, I found this photo of Derwentwater taken, by coincidence, on the same day as my photo of Honister Pass posted four days ago. It actually…

  • Cat Gill

    Cat Gill

    Cat Gill separates Walla Crag and Falcon Crag on the east side of Derwent Water. It provides a steep climb up Bleaberry Fell alongside waterfalls and through plantations of larch and birch still hanging on with their autumnal colours. The view is looking west to the Derwent and Coledale Fells, the highest summit is Crag…

  • Derwent Water

    Derwent Water

    A day of dramatic skies and swirling clouds. Who needs fireworks? Derwent Water is the third-largest lake in the Lake District. Derwent Island is its largest island and was once owned by Fountains Abbey. Today it is a National Trust property and is the lake’s only inhabited island. Open Space Web-Map builder Code

  • Derwentwater


    A classic Lakeland view. Derwentwater from Walla Crag. Keswick on the right, Lake Bassenthwaite in the distance. And in the foreground, following on from last weeks’s posting, Ling is in flower alongside the darker Bell Heather.