Monday, 8 December 2014

A short walk in Langdale.

This week's post takes me back to the UK.

Many people, both from overseas and the UK itself, visit the Lake District on their holidays - but I was lucky enough to live there for almost five years.  It's a place that is very special to me.

It was inevitable that I would revisit the place on my recent return to the UK.

Memories abound.

One late morning we went for a walk along the bottom of Langdale - a very well known glacial valley near the tourist heart of The Lakes.  Many years ago, I used to take school groups walking in this area and while its not back of the hand territory, it was (and still is) very familiar.

We walked slowly and talked and talked with a friend we had not seen in many years.  We eat chocolate, Eccles Cakes, but no flask coffee.






I miss the place.

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38 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Stewart Yes these are truly magnificent views. I am glad you had great memories when you visited this lovely area .

Irma said...

Hi Stewart,
What a great landscape with magnificent views.
Well you had great memories.
Best regards, Irma

Revrunner said...

Wow!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

gorgeous countryside. Thanks for sharing. I'm ready to go for a hike. (no flask coffee)

Rustic Vintage Country said...

The Lake District is such a beautiful place. Love the photos!

Bethany Carson said...

Looks like beautiful country! It's too rocky and hilly to be farmland--must be grazing country!

TexWisGirl said...

truly gorgeous.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful green hills. Thanks for the tour.

Linda W. said...

Wow! So green and beautiful!

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John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I would enjoy tromping around there. Very nice.

Mary Hone said...

Oh my, that is beautiful! What a great place to live, or visit.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a beautiful place, Stewart!! I do love all of that GREEN!! Wonderful captures as always! Hope your week is off of a great start!!

carolann said...

Stewart all is magnificent country.

Fun60 said...

I love the Lakes and your photos take me straight back to the magnificent countryside.

Wally Jones said...

It's easy to see why tourists love this place! I hope to be one some day.

Very nice post, Stewart! Your superb photography really showcases this very special landscape.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

I can imagine that this landscape is very special to you. Wonderful landscape.

lorik said...

It certainly is a beautiful area of the world... great photographs...especially the last one with the fence - great composition!

eileeninmd said...

It is a beautiful place to live, Stewart. The scenic views are beautiful. Wonderful photos, have a happy new week!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh my goodness....such a wonderful verdant area to stroll!

I'm lovin' it. Wishin' I was there to walk the distance myself.

Montanagirl said...

Oh my, it's just beautiful there - and just look at that cool fence. Nice photos, Stewart!!!

Lady Lilith said...

Stunning. The photographs are just amazing and breathtaking.

Brian King said...

Wow, what gorgeous country! Great landscapes!

Valerie said...

Now that's my kind of country! So glad you enjoyed your trip down (up?) memory lane Stewart. I was blessed to have spent a brief time in this area earlier this year and the countryside truly is as beautiful as your captures.

Jill Harrison said...

beautiful scenes. And a lovely place to walk and talk with friends. Glorious. Have a great week Stuart.

Cynthia said...

Really wonderful views and lucky you, getting to live there at one time. I love the Lake District.

theflutteringleaf said...

Beautiful views.

carol l mckenna said...

What a gorgeous place and excellent photography!

Happy Week,
artmusedog and carol

ladyfi said...

Wow - gorgeous scenery!

Marie said...

How could you NOT! I want to go there RIGHT NOW!!!! This is so beautiful...reminds me of Connemara in Ireland which I fell in love with. Fantastic photos! What a lovely afternoon you must have had there.

Andrew Fulton said...

It's a lovely place to wander Stewart...

Connie Smiley said...

I can see why you miss it! The landscape is stunning, and you've photographed it like one who loves it.

Lee said...

Wow! How beautiful...one could get lost there willingly...in the mind with one's thoughts, I mean.

Felicia said...

super beautiful scenery and landscapes Stewart. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Very pretty! And it's nice to see all that green! (It's winter here.)

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Beautiful! The topography reminds me of our low mountains. Now I'm wondering if glaciers may have helped form the range in our area.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Really lovely; I wish we'd been able to see more of the UK than just London. Sigh .... so many places, ......

Stuart Price said...

Very nice scenery. I was born in Cumbria (and grew up in nearby Lancashire), I know the Lakes very well. Hope to go there next spring in fact.........

Stuart Price said...

Very nice scenery. I was born in Cumbria (and grew up in nearby Lancashire), I know the Lakes very well. Hope to go there next spring in fact.........