Out & About …

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

Tag: lake

  • Larners Lake

    Larners Lake

    This artificial fishing lake seemed to have appeared overnight but realistically it would have been sometime in the 80s when I was not resident in Great Ayton. It takes its name from Larners Hill, a ridge with a bridleway eventually leading up to Easby Moor and Captain Cook’s Monument. For many years I regularly used…

  • 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. 

  • Gurnal Dubs

    Gurnal Dubs

    A cracking morning on Potter Fell in the foothills of the Lakes north of Kendal. A quiet area largely¬†ignored by those in a hurry to get into the big fells. A dub is¬†a small pond and there were indeed originally three dubs until Richard Fothergill II¬†built a dam to¬†create¬†the much larger¬†lake¬†of¬†just under eight¬†acres¬†we see today.…

  • Blea Water

    Blea Water

    Not a view I see very often. From the lip of the High Street plateau. Blea Water drains into Mardale now flooded by the Haweswater reservoir, the source of Manchester’s water.

  • 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.

  • Glenridding


    In the Lakes for three days; supervising a DofE expedition. Hazy weather must be due all this continental air that we are supposed to have. This is looking down on Glenridding from the top of Lucy’s Tongue. There’s a g;impose of Ullswater in the distance.

  • Heartbreak Hill

    Heartbreak Hill

    A dull, overcast day. Took a trip out to Slapewath to look at some fields known as Heartbreak Hill. Turned out the fields were¬†fairly nondescript and not very photogenic but they do have a bit of history which is worth recounting. The fields, to the left of the row of ex-miners cottages of Margrove Park…

  • Brotherswater


    Brotherswater is named after two brothers who drowned in there on New Year’s Day 1812 whilst skating on the frozen lake. Before that the lake was known as Broad Water. ‘Water’ of course comes from ‘vatn’ a Norse word for a lake.