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Be a poet even in prose

I dawdled at Orca Books for a while on Friday before meeting a friend for lunch and, on a whim, I bought a slightly battered little book, … 419 more words


The Grand Tour of the Lakes: Stage Four: North to East

The final stage of the Grand Tour is the simplest and easiest, which is always the most befitting for the homeward run. Basically, it’s the Keswick-Ambleside road, with a single possible variant along the way. 849 more words

The Lake District

Autumn Weather and Flooding in Grasmere

The weather in Grasmere this Autumn has been stunning. This week the weather changed and many parts of the village are flooded. Snow is forecast for next week. 250 more words


One Day Like This A Year

On the train up from Manchester, Elbow’s majestic, shambolic, anthemic ‘One Day Like This’ came on my mp3 player and I turned my face to the carriage window and strained to look at the beginnings of low, green fells and temporary lakes in low-lying fields, and silently bellowed along, trying to keep the tears from coming into my eyes. 1,473 more words


Grey Crag and Alcock Tarn

Walking Grey Crag and Alcock Tarn from Grasmere

After initial dampness, Friday turned into a beautiful day, with very clear views across the Lake District. We set out from Grasmere on a morning’s fell walk to Grey Crag and Alcock Tarn, returning via Greenhead Gill. 186 more words