The Lakes summer 2022

I’ve just had a look through my photos from our trip to the Lakes in the second week of August, it didn’t take long to remember the heat. Over 30 degrees in the Lakes is unheard of for us. It made searching for places to swim and cool off more important than places to walk, which is another first for me up there. In order to round off a batch of firsts for us, we also had a wedding to attend in St Helens during the holiday. This meant we headed north on the Friday for a day or two up in the Newlands Valley, then back down for a day at Knowsley Hall, then 4 more days in Newlands Valley. However despite the heat and the up and downs it was a fabulous holiday, helped by an amazing place to stay. Don’t despair we did a few walks, 4 more Wainwrights (in future posts) plus a circuit of Grasmere and Aira Force (in a post on its own to come). This post however is the other photos and things we did whilst up north!! A fantastic holiday, now to book another visit.

First day we were there, a long drive setting off at 4am on a Friday to miss all the jams on the M5 and M6. This was early afternoon down by the Keswick launch and the classic view across Derwent Water to Catbells with Causey Pike over on the right. Both those mountains featured heavily in our week
Me and the boys, my eldest delighted to be here. Notice they both had a fleece on. We had left 20 plus degree Plymouth to arrive in 15 degree Keswick
Friars Crag view down towards Borrowdale
Shaded Catbells and Causey Pike
Derwent Water boats and the north western fells behind
Our house, yes that is Catbells behind. This is the old Swinside Hotel, now a holiday home for rental
From the garden glorious views to Causey Pike
One of the evenings we had a trip up to Castlerigg Stone Circle
Lovely light in the early evening, Helvellyn has a cloud top on the left
Up close with the stones, sheep grazing and the fells looking resplendent
Cloud covering the sun to the west
Blencathra behind the stone circle as we leave
Wedding day at Knowsley Hall and a repeat of the same photo done in 2013 when they were a bit smaller!! Cousins at a wedding. The hall is owned by the Earl of Derby (member of royalty) apparently, and we all had to have checks done on us before we were allowed to attend, being part of the royal family!! The venue was stunning as was the wedding, we sat in one room that was used by Peaky Blinders to film a scene
I’ll put the walks on separate posts, so for now this is the view that I had for lots of the week, under a parasol, with a beer looking across the garden to Catbells rising on the left and Causey Pike nobbles on the right. It was a brilliant week

10 thoughts on “The Lakes summer 2022

  1. Some classic views across Derwentwater and from Castlerigg Stone Circle. I’m assuming you had a great time – one way to find out I suppose!

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    • I’ve posted about Low Fell and Fellbarrow. And sorting the last walk up to Hopegill Head now, which I should finish at some point this week. But yes the walks were superb


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