Monday, 28 September 2020

late afternoon sun over Derwentwater


Maiden Moor, High Spy, Dale Head Tarn

High Spy is a fell situated on the ridge that separates the Newlands Valley from Borrowdale, five miles south of Keswick.

The fell reaches a height of 653 metres (2142 feet) and is defended by crags to the east and west as it falls away steeply to the valleys. It is a distinctive fell that has 148 metres (486 feet) 

My walk started from Ladore, on the shore of Derwentwater, with climb up Maiden moor to High Spy, then down to Dale Head Tarn before descending down to Borrowdale to catch a bus as Seatoller.

Sunday, 27 September 2020


From 2008 to 2014, the lake was believed to be the last remaining native habitat of the vendace (Coregonus vandesius) fish from the four originally known sites: Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater in the Lake District, and the Castle Loch & Mill Loch in Lochmaben. However, a breeding population was discovered at Bassenthwaite Lake by conservationists in September 2014.

Newlands Pass

The Newlands Pass, also known as Newlands Hause, is a mountain pass in the English Lake District. It is located on an unclassified road linking the Newlands Valley, to the west of Keswick and Derwent Water, with the village of Buttermere. The highest point on the pass is at an altitude of 1,093 feet (333 m)