Following my early morning walk to the abandoned mine, we headed out for a day of touring. We headed towards The Lake District, a large area designated a National Park containing many of England’s highest mountains and numerous large lakes as well as smaller lakes or tarns situated high up in the mountains as a result of glacial events. There are also many large forests and countless picturesque villages.
The first place we went to was Castlerigg stone circle, the most visited stone circle in Cumbria and just one of around 1300 in total. This one is around 100 feet wide with about 40 stones that date back to around 3,200BC.
Castlerigg is in a natural amphitheatre and surrounded by mountains around 3,000 feet tall with experts believing the circle orientated to key celestial events such as the sun rising over a particular mountain on midsummers day. Whether sunny, raining or snowy, Castlerigg has always been my favourite stone circle.
This photo is taken from an area called Friars Crag and is one if my favourite viewpoints. In the distance is Borrowdale and behind the mountains you can see lies the tallest mountain in England, Scafell.
This is coming down the Honister Pass which is a notorious route through the mountains and very treacherous in winter. Keswick and this area of the Lake District is famous for its slate mines and here you can see the walls made of slate and loose stones or scree lay all about.
This is the Main Street if Cockermouth which was recently flooded with 9feet waters… Those lakes wouldn’t be there without lots of rain. But known as the home of poet William Wordsworth.