Oak Cottage - Loweswater

Retreat to the quiet of the Western Lakes

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Date : August Bank Holiday weekend 2005.

Location : In and around Keswick and the Lakes.

Occasion : A family visit and chance for us to be a tourist ourselves !

Walk details : Not a lot this time.

Weather : Poor to start but clearing to two fine days.

Thomas in the morning sun of Loweswater

Saturday 28th.

A walk over from Maggie's Bridge car park to Holme Wood

alongside Loweswater itself.

Paula is resting and delicately hiding her impending arrival

while Al and Thomas take time out to throw sticks for the dogs

A second bothy in Holme Woods

The National Trust owns a small bothy in the woods which can be hired out as a basic holiday retreat.

Previous occupants of the first one have left a second one for Thomas to play in.

Tuesday 30th.

Swinside Houses on Whinlatter Pass

A short walk for the dogs before driving over to Keswick.

Paula and Al, Thomas (above) and Jenna visited the Pencil Museum,

whilst Ann and I walked up to Castle Head to see the view over the lake.

Keswick and Bassenthwaite from Castle Head.


Looking up Borrowdale from the same spot.

Click here or on picture for a fuller panorama

Close up of Castle Crag and the high fells

The clouds looks a little more moist up at the head of the valley.

Parking at the Kettlewell car park on the lakeside, we walked a short distance to the Lodore landing pier for a boat trip around Derwent Water.

These toadstools were growing on an old stump in the woodland.

Lodore Hotel and the boating centre.

This was also the one of the pick up points for the launch.

The Lady Derwentwater passing our boat as we set of round the lake.

The grey cloud has reached us but fortunately the weather stayed dry.

Al, with Thomas trying a "cheese" for the camera.

Paula and myself on board.


Family picture - one for the album !

The dogs were happier when they could see out - we're not really cuddling them. That's the story we're sticking to!

Catbells and catamarans.

Almost - there was one, but these were mono hulls plus a wind surfer enjoying the breeze.

Brundleholm House on the promontory
A Viking longship back at Lodore


Lunch at the Flock Inn

The tearooms are an off-shoot of the Yew Tree Farm Bed and Breakfast.

Finally, two of our grandson Thomas.

First at the Flock Inn and second enjoying the bank holiday sun in the garden.


Technical note: Pictures taken with a Canon IXUS 400 Digital camera.

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