Monday, 28 July 2014

Aira Force Waterfall

Nestled in the Gowbarrow Park, an area said to have been popular for the poet William Wordsworth, the Aira Force Waterfall is a feature of the Ullswater area that is definitely worth a view. The Waterfall is situated next to Ullswater, on it’s western shore, very close to the T-junction where the A5091 comes down to meet the A592. There is a short walk up to the waterfall that will certainly pass on an hour or two. And because of my National Trust membership, parking was free. The car park is reasonably sized with a public convenience, a cafĂ© and a National Trust shop. There is also a map of the area at the top end of the car park.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Glenridding to Howtown on water, Howtown to Glenridding on foot.

Nestled amongst fantastic scenery, Ullswater is the second largest of the Lakeland Lakes. It is the home to some of the most popular walks in the Lakes and I believe has one of the most picturesque drives in the area.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Green Gable, Great Gable and Fantastic Weather

Standing 899 metres high Great Gable, along with it’s 801 metre sister Green Gable are a couple of the better known Lakeland Fells. Seen from it’s more southerly or westerly slopes, Great Gable has a definite mountain look to it with a strong pyramid form giving it it’s name.

I’d taken quite a few photographs of Great Gable on past walks with some of the best from the Corridor Route returning from a walk up Scafell. It was these photographs that inspired me to make a return trip and head up Great Gable this year.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Latrigg, a Wainwright for Everyone

What happens when you take your car for a new timing belt and water pump fitting and it turns out the wrong water pump was fitted? It waits until you get to the best part of your holiday, good weather in the Lake District, and heading out to go up Great Gable. Then it packs up and leaves you stranded in a place where a car would come in handy to get to the peaks you chose to go up. And to cap it off, you can’t go too far away from the garage where your car is because they are unsure of the cause of the problem.

So if you find yourself stuck in a campsite just outside Keswick, you can’t go too far, and you need to keep a mobile phone signal, there are some options. In my case I chose Latrigg.