14th September 2011

a visit to Sizergh Castle and a cruise on Windermere

the entrance to Sizergh Castle

in the walled garden

an inhabitant of the kitchen garden ..

.. and a more transient visitor

colourful vegetables

the limestone rock garden

the castle from the rock garden

the castle from the pond

the castle from the south

the old stable

looking southeast to the Bowland fells

another part of the stable block

in the kitchen - the only place inside where photos are allowed

the old house at Brockhole - now the Lake District National Park Visitor Centre

Swan waiting to take National Park staff and volunteers on a Windermere cruise

Bowfell, Lingmoor Fell and the Langdale Pikes from the jetty at Brockhole

a party on board to celebrate 60 years of the Lake District National Park

passing Low Wood Hotel and Marina

zooming in on the western arm of the Fairfield horseshoe

looking into the heart of the horseshoe

looking west to Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and the Langdale Pikes

looking north to Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke

the Windermere ferry

looking up Windermere just before we turned round

looking down Windermere on our return leg

sunset light over Bowness-on-Windermere