"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."

From "Auguries of Innocence"

by William Blake

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Loughrigg Fell, Brathay (again) and Hawkshead

Day 3 - Tuesday, 19th October

The weather was better today - it was cold but there were far more sunny intervals and just a few heavy rain showers (both of which occurred when we were walking along a fell with nowhere to shelter!).

I'm still not sure what happened to cause the strange layout of yesterday's blog posting but I will try and type less between photos today in the hope that the problem won't recur!

We drove to Ambleside this morning and parked by the River Rothay and walked up the fellside of Miller Brow/Loughrigg Brow and along Loughrigg Fell which reaching a height of around 1000 feet is one of the lower fells.

The photos below show a view at the beginning of the walk, a bridge over the River Rothay and then various views as we made the ascent and then as we walked along Loughrigg Fell. In the last but one photo you can see in the distance the fast approaching rain which arrived about 10 minutes later and in the last picture (if you click on it to enlarge) you might just be able to make out a rainbow in the centre.

There was a lot of RAF jet activity in the area today and you could hear them screeching along Windermere only to suddenly appear at a terrifyingly low height as they shot over the fellside.

We stopped off at Brathay so I could take some more photos in the vastly improved weather. Saw another dipper here - in fact a few years back a pair were nesting under Brathay Bridge and we watched them taking food into the nest.

We stopped off at Hawkshead on the way back to the Hotel. Hawkshead is a really picturesque village with whitewashed houses, archways, cobbled streets and courtyards. You can visit the Grammar School that William Wordsworth attended and there is a gallery exhibiting original Beatrix Potter illustrations from the books. I'm a bit miffed that I didn't get time to visit the church as it holds a sixteenth century altar tomb and illustrated psalms and quotations painted on the walls in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

EEK!!! - oh no, I have just checked the preview and the same problem has occurred with text appearing at the side of the photos instead of above or below. I haven't a clue what I am doing wrong as I am still using the "old editor" and, as far as I know, I haven't changed any settings.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos Caroline.
Sorry, can`t help with the blog text problem.

Ragged Robin said...

Thanks Dean- glad you like the photos.
I keep hoping the blog text problem will go away when I next post!!I can only think that somehow a setting has got changed but haven't a clue how or which one :D