Lake District walks - Derwentwater

Here is the Launch coming into Hawse End. Bleaberry Fell is in the background. We are fortunate in that the launches are the largest motorised transport allowed on Derwentwater, and a speed limit prevents past-times like water-skiing which would disturb the general air of tranquillity.

Real tranquillity...




Blencathra above, and Bleaberry Fell below.

Ashness, Falcon Crag and Bleaberry fell from the Brandelhow landing stage.


Skiddaw, from near the top of the lake.  You can see some ice at the edge of the water...



Not that everything is tranquil! The walk along the lakeside is great for dogs - lots of swimming and chasing after bits of wood...

The top end of the lake also has some boggy bits for dogs to wallow in....

and some great view-points...



Pictures of Derwentwater in deepest winter (but compare the sunny scenes elsewhere on this page, many taken in January). The lake sometimes freezes all over, but not so much in recent years.  The last two pictures were taken in 2006, when we had ice on about half of the lake for a day and night.




Autumn colours...

This is the wooden sculpture, in the shape of a pair of hands, installed at Brandelhow to commemorate the National Trust's very first land purchase in 1902. 


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