St Mary’s chapel was built in the 19th C for the Le Fleming family of Rydal Hall.  The site was apparently chosen by William Wordsworth, whose final home, Rydal Mount, is close by.



(L) View of Ullswater from the pier at Glenridding. The Scottish-sounding name is probably Cumbric in origin. (R) Trip from Glenridding to Howtown on one of the Ullswater “steamers”.

The walk along the southern shore of Ullswater from Howtown to Glenridding is said to have been a favourite of Wainwright.

Wansfell Pike

On the track (Nanny Lane) up from Troutbeck to Wansfell Pike (Wainright).


Views from Wansfell towards (L) Windermere and (R) the Fairfield group of fells with Rydal Water just visible on the left.

View from Wansfell towards the Kirkstone Pass, the highest road pass in the Lake District (454 m). Red Screes is on the left.


(L) Low-level track on the return from Ambleside to (R) Troutbeck.

One Troutbeck farmer has taken to dyeing his sheep bright orange to deter sheep rustlers!

Sizergh Castle


Pictures from a return visit to Sizergh Castle (National Trust) on the return journey.

Troutbeck II