Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Cumbrian Lakes.

A few more scenic views from our recent excursion to the Lake District.
I have driven over Kirkstone Pass and probably stopped at the same spot (top image) on many occasions to admire the view down into the valley that eventually leads to Ullswater. The only sound when I stepped out of the car was of running water! The lofty view from Whinlatter Pass (bottom left) overlooks the southern end of Bassenthwaite Lake where earlier the same day we were fortunate to see nesting Ospreys, albeit very distant through a scope, from the Dodd Wood  view point.

A short stroll along the north-western shore of Bassenthwaite Lake with the Skiddaw range in the background.  Daily views of soaring Common Buzzards are not uncommon anywhere in the Lake District.

Views across Ullswater from various roadside locations.

During our wandereings we often came across signs by the roadside indicating the possible presence of a species I have not seen in the wild for many, many years so it was a delight to find a single Red Squirrel enjoying a feast of hazel nuts at a forest bird feeding station.   FAB.


  1. oh my gosh! LOVE that little squirrel!!! such pretty views.

    LOVE the skipper photo you used for your header!

  2. Hi Frank...the place is just beautiful and lush!!
    Those stone walls are unbelievable!!
    I guess Red Squirrels are of no lack here...there is usually one on my deck or running around in the garden....cute little cuffers they are!!
    Fantastic photos ...thanks for sharing them with us...Grace

  3. Such a scenic place! And seeing the Red Squirrel must have been the icing on the cake!

  4. Hi Frank
    Beautiful set of images it really is a great ares.The Red Squirrel great catch.
    Nice one.

  5. Beautiful photos, love the cute squirrel. And the mountains and lake scenery are gorgeous.

  6. Frank, you are so fortunate to access to such a gorgeous area! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Hi Theresa. The sight of the delightful Red Squirrel feeding was definitely a bonus.

    Hi Grace. The Red's numbers have severely decreased over here as a result of the introduction of the Grey (otherwise known as the Tree Rat by many). You are fortunate to have this delightful species on the doorstep.

    Hi Mona. That single shot made up for the lack of birds!

    Thanks Monty.

    Thanks Eileen.

    Hi Hilke. Only 300 miles away from home ... if only it was closer I'd be visiting much more often.


I hope you enjoyed your visit and I always appreciate your comments and feedback.


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