The shorter route I mentioned in the second of these four blog posts about a day out in September led us to the side of Derwentwater. I took a few photos near Keswick in the early afternoon and many more on the walk back to the car park after 4pm. Most of them are views of the lake. A few are of the scenery looking inland. One crag, which appears in my photos, has changed since then. A large piece of rock, described as being the size of a bungalow, broke free and smashed on the ground during the last week of November.
There were a few ducks swimming in a quiet part of the lake. One of them did not match any pictures in my bird books. I asked on Twitter and learned that it was a cross between a farm duck and a mallard.
Landscape in the English Lake District
Keswick and Derwentwater
A walk along Derwentwater to Keswick
Hope Park, Keswick
Walking back along Derwentwater
And the three earlier posts in this series may be found by clicking on Previous.
This is the third post with photos from a day in September.
Hope Park is situated between Derwentwater and Keswick town centre. Walking through it is much more pleasant than driving round the outside! The local parks department looks after it well. It has appeared on this blog previously.
As well as the formal gardens there are crazy golf, a putting green, a bird hide and other activities for families. There are also places to buy ice cream and other refreshments.
The photos tell their own story. The rabbit seemed quite undisturbed by people.
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.
Late rhododendron flowers
Pink potentilla flowers
Reflections below the road bridge
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