Tag: Lake

Ennerdale Water

Ennerdale is the most westerly of the major lakes in the Lake District, making access from the main Lake District villages somewhat difficult.  There is no major village in the valley, and the access road only reaches the lake, so it is a long walk around the lake to the head of the valley.  This…


Loweswater

Loweswater is tucked away on the western fringes of the Lake District and is one of the least visited lakes in the area.  Despite being close to the coast, the lake drains inland, emptying to the sea via Crummock Water and the River Derwent.  This makes the geography rather unusual, as the head of the…


Cwm Idwal

Cwm Idwal is an impressive mountain cirque in the Glyder mountans in Snowdonia containing the lake Llyn Idwal.  It is located close to the highest point of the A5 road on the pass between Capel Curig and Bethesda, and sits just above Llyn Ogwen.  The cwm is surrounded by some of the highest peaks in Wales…


Tarn Hows

Tarn Hows is a well known beauty spot in the Southern Lake District, between Conniston and Ambleside.  The area originally consisted of three smaller tarns, however these were combined in the late 19th century when the area was dammed and landscaped by James Marshall.  When the Marshall family wished to sell their estate in 1930, it…


Blea Tarn

On Saturday we visited our cottage in Troutbeck Bridge in the morning, then drove up to Blea Tarn above Langdale to take some pictures.  After a cloudy morning it brightened up and in the afternoon we enjoyed some beautiful early spring weather.  With the Langdale Pikes as a backdrop, Blea Tarn is a noted spot…