Searching for inspiration in the wettest place in England

Borrowdale is the wettest place in England, it’s also very beautiful. Fortunately it was dry when we headed out for a walk, and as always I was in search of inspiration. The colours were amazing, rich russets and vibrant greens, well that’s what you get when it rains a lot.

P1360482Castle Crag was our destination, it’s not that high but it’s a walk not for the faint hearted as it involves a bit of a scramble over a spoil heap to reach the summit Hey if Julia Bradbury can do it 🙂

I felt quite emotional at the summit, not only were the views breath taking but I was moved by the memorial to the men of Borrowdale who died in the Great War.
P1360636We started our walk from the NT car park, then took the stepping stones across the river Derwent, they are still working on repairing the bridge which was devastated by the floods.

P1360488So what did I find to inspire me?

Lots of leaves

The Herdwick sheep, they have such cute faces, I’m going to needle felt one one of these days.

P1360658The ever changing light was amazing.
P1360558P1360517And the views speak for themselves.


P1360625Some of the views were almost oriental in feel, I half expected to find Mr Miyagi looking for bonsai trees growing out of the rock crevices.

P1360648Borrowdale has some stunning scenery, I will definitely be exploring further. It didn’t start to rain until we got back to the car.


About eganj1

Obsession making arts crafts, and all things creative
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One Response to Searching for inspiration in the wettest place in England

  1. Rena Solis says:

    I would have loved to be with you but this was the next best way. I so enjoyed the hike. Thank you.

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