Monday, 20 June 2011

Images of .... Derwentwater

The lakes in the Cumbrian Lake District have many moods and Derwentwater is no exception.   It is one of the northern lakes and sits in Borrowdale, just south of the town of Keswick.  About three miles long by a mile wide, it has a regular passenger launch service so that visitors can enjoy the wonderful scenery.


There are several islands in the lake, which belong to the National Trust.  There is an 18th century  house on one of them, leased to tenants and open to visitors for a few days each year.  You can see its boathouse in the photo below.











7 comments:

  1. Beautiful places and great photos.
    Greetings:)

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  2. The covered wooden boats on the first pic are very unusual..All the place is so peaceful, once more.. And the storm arriving with the impressive clouds makes the scenery very dramatic!..How beautyful!

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  3. What beautiful photos! IF we ever get to England again, I'm definitely going to the Lake District. I can still go back through the Yorkshire Dales on my way to the Manchester airport. :-)

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  4. I want to spend the day on one of those covered wooden boats! How very charming. A picnic on the water sounds lovely!

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  5. Beautiful images. My camera, my wife and I are going to the Lakes next week; it's one of my favourite places.

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  6. Wow! These are really fantastic photos. I feel now as if I've visited (at least a little bit).

    Kat

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  7. These lovely shots bring back memories of our visit there. We stayed at Keswick and we took the ferry ride while our daughter, Carol and SIL, David hiked up the hills. A beautiful area!

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