Fitz Park, Keswick

This is the third post in my series about a day in October.

After an enjoyable lunch in The Wainwright, we went to Fitz Park.  The flooding caused by storm Desmond in 2015 led to the temporary closure of this park.  The River Greta flows through it.  After the river overflowed its bank parts of the park were unsafe.  Restoration work is still being carried out, but the park is returning to its former glory.

Like Hope Park (in a previous post) Fitz Park is managed by Keswick Town Council.  The park is divided by a road on which Keswick Museum is situated. We visited the part, which does not have a children’s play area and playing fields.  My photo for the miniature photo challenge was taken in Fitz Park on the same day.

There were representatives of all the seasons in flower at once! Rhododendrons, which flower in late spring were having a second turn. Potentillas, which flower in summer were still in bloom.  Winter jasmine was flowering in autumn.  They added colour and interest to the wonderful autumn shades.

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Hope Park, Keswick

This is the second post in the series featuring my photos from a day in October.  The footpath from which my previous photos were taken leads into Keswick passing the Keswick Launch booking office, the National Trust shop and the Theatre by the Lake.  Walking through Hope Park is very pleasant. The park is lovely at any time of year.  There are plenty of benches, crazy golf and other activities.  It is managed by Keswick Town Council.

Here are my photos.  There is another here.

Walking back through Hope Park I took more photos.

A walk along Derwentwater to Keswick

On a beautiful autumn day we parked in a National Trust car park and walked to Keswick along footpaths, which mainly go along the side of Derwentwater.  This is the first of a series of posts with my photos from that day.

Apart from the light being wonderful for photography, there was a very large flock of geese, which took off and flew away in batches.  As my phone has a delayed shutter setting, which I have not tried to change, I missed most of the geese!

It was the half term holiday for most of the country.  The popular view point and beauty spot, Friar’s Crag was very busy.  I didn’t bother to take its photo.   There seems to be an unwritten rule that people greet each other farther away from Keswick than Friar’s Crag.  It is usually so busy between Keswick and Friar’s Crag that people behave as if they were already/still in the town.

A view of Derwentwater

Another view of Derwentwater

Geese on Derwentwater

Another view of Derwentwater

Where the geese were flying…

…where more geese were flying

Sunlight through the foliage

Another view

And another