Pictures from a long weekend in Portinscale, Cumbria in June.


(L) The charming village of Portinscale, just outside Keswick. (R) Portinscale marina on Derwentwater.

The Moot Hall, Keswick.

Bassenthwaite Lake has the curious distinction of being the only lake in the Lake District to have “lake” in its name (the others are “waters”, “meres” etc.).


The charming St. Bega‘s church, beautifully sited by the shores of Bassenthwaite.

Bumble bee in the curious bee garden at Mirehouse.

View back towards Derwentwater part way up a climb from Seatoller to Glaramara.

Spot the herdy! Tough animals for a tough environment, the wool of the Herdwick is quite thick and coarse.


(L) View down towards Sprinkling Tarn, with Great Gable in the background. (R) View down the Borrowdale valley towards Seathwaite.


Views back up the valley from around (L) Stockley Bridge and (R) Seathwaite.

Who minds behind stuck behind a red light when the scenery is like this?

The watermill at Acorn Bank (National Trust) on the return journey.