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:

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

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

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

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

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

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  6. Beautiful green hills. Thanks for the tour.

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  7. Wow! So green and beautiful!

    PS - Did you know you have word verification turned on for comments?

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  8. I would enjoy tromping around there. Very nice.

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

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  10. 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!!

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  11. Stewart all is magnificent country.

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

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  13. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  19. Stunning. The photographs are just amazing and breathtaking.

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  20. Wow, what gorgeous country! Great landscapes!

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  21. 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.

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

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

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  24. Beautiful views.

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  25. What a gorgeous place and excellent photography!

    Happy Week,
    artmusedog and carol

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  26. Wow - gorgeous scenery!

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  27. 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.

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

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

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

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  31. super beautiful scenery and landscapes Stewart. Thanks for sharing.

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

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

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

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  35. 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.........

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  36. 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.........

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