Mount Teide

Mount Teide (Spanish: Pico del Teide) is a volcano on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain. Its 3,718-metre (12,198 ft) summit is the highest point in Spain, rising 7,500 metres above the ocean floor, it is regarded as the world’s third-tallest volcanic structure and stands in a spectacular environment. Mount Teide was formed from three... Continue Reading →

Crummock Water

Crummock Water is a lake in the Lake District in Cumbria, North West England situated between Buttermere to the south and Loweswater to the north. Crummock Water is 2.5 miles long, 0.75 mile wide and 140 feet deep. The hill of Mellbreak runs the full length of the lake on its western side; as Alfred... Continue Reading →

Whitehaven Full Moon

This is the Port of Whitehaven at night. It's also a Photoshop cheat, but you probably already knew that. The image is a bit of fun, but also an experiment on how to manipulate the scene, by removing the night sky and adding a super sized moon. 50mm F/22 ISO 100 30 Seconds Buy This... Continue Reading →

Nannycatch: Skull On A Fell

With Halloween around the corner, I thought I would share with you a photo of a sheep's sun-bleached skull that I found on the fell-side, at Nannycatch (near Cleator Moor) in West Cumbria. Morbid, I know ☠️ Nannycatch is an interesting, and intriguing place name. The English Dialect Dictionary claims that Nanny means to catch... Continue Reading →

The River Liza

I could sit for hours upon hours at the side of the River Liza. The roaring water; the nature; the tranquillity - they all add up to something special. The meandering River Liza, flows through the wonderfully remote Ennerdale Valley. The river spawns Trout, Salmon, Charr, among others. The name of the Liza derives from old... Continue Reading →

Bronze Age Devoke Water

I've previously shared with you a photo of Devoke Water, and I thought I would share another with you. The tarn (a lake on a mountain) is off the beaten track, but is a wonder to behold, with much history. Devoke Water can be reached via a bridle track from the fell road, off Birker... Continue Reading →

Whitehaven

Whitehaven in West Cumbria is my town of birth. I still live a stone's throw away. It's a lovely place, and not overrun with tourists. I would place the harbour on a par with many across the world. In fact, I'd go so far as to say, it is one of the best. The modern... Continue Reading →

Cogra Moss

Cogra Moss is a wonderful enclosed forest surrounding a reservoir which is now used by the Cockermouth Angling Association. The walk up to the dam is along surfaced tracks. Beyond the dam a number of unsurfaced paths provide the visitor great access around the reservoir in a loop. For the more adventurous the walk up... Continue Reading →

Braystones Memorial Tower

The Braystones Memorial tower was erected 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee. A First World War memorial was added in 1920. The original commemorative tablet records the names of local worthies present at its unveiling (June 1897); another tablet records the names of those men of Braystone who served in the Great War. Braystone... Continue Reading →

Bald Eagle Bath Time

This image of a Bald Eagle (called Bill) taking a bath, was captured at the Lake District Wildlife Park, at Keswick in Cumbria. As the national emblem of the USA, the Bald Eagle is easily recognised in mature plumage. Although they can be observed stooping from heights of 100m in order to catch prey, their... Continue Reading →

My Favourite Place: Ennerdale

If I was to recommend to you, one place to visit in Cumbria, it would be Ennerdale Water, and its associated valley. I have a number of favourite locations throughout the County, but Ennerdale is way ahead of the pack, on my list of places. Ennerdale Water is the most westerly lake in the Lake... Continue Reading →

Burnmoor Tarn

Burnmoor Tarn, on Eskdale Fell in Cumbria, England, is one of the largest entirely natural tarns in the Lake District. Its waters flow into Whillan Beck at the tarn's north-eastern corner, which immediately turns south and flows into Eskdale, joining the Esk at Beckfoot. Burnmoor Lodge, a former fishing lodge, stands by the southern shore... Continue Reading →

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