Snow in Patterdale

Sweeping Snow on Place Fell

Sweeping Snow on Place Fell

Winter Scenes from Patterdale and Ullswater March 2013

After yesterday collection of photos of Red Deer on Place Fell, I thought I’d post some others taken over the last week or so around Patterdale and Ullswater as we’ve been enjoying our unseasonal snowy weather.

Once again apologies to my loyal band of Twitter followers as you’ll have seen most of these before…

No real order to them but I think for what it’s worth of the many hundreds that have clogged my hard drive in the last week these are probably the pick of the bunch…

Lake District Views

Some stunning views out across the fells over the last week. Here are some of them – mostly taken from Place Fell….

Patterdale in the Snow

Patterdale in the Snow

View Towards Kirkstone

View Towards Kirkstone

View across Ullswater to Greenside

View across Ullswater to Greenside

View of Place Fell - Layer Cake

View of Place Fell – Layer Cake

Patterdale in the Snow

Patterdale in the Snow

Morgan on Place Fell looking South

Morgan on Place Fell looking South

Ullswater Views

As one would expect England’s most beautiful Lake, Ullswater, has been looking pretty good too..

Ullswater View

Ullswater View

St Patricks Boatyard Ullswater

St Patricks Boatyard Ullswater

Jetty at the Southern End of Ullswater

Jetty at the Southern End of Ullswater

Morgan over Ullswater

Morgan over Ullswater

Trees and Sheep

It’s always amazing how a but of snow can make things you see everyday seem just that bit more beautiful – like trees and sheep!!

Snow Trees

Snow Trees in Patterdale

Keldas Trees above Greenside

Keldas Trees above Greenside

Patterdale Tree

Patterdale Tree

Hardy Sheep

Hardy Sheep

Sweeping Snow

The wind has been howling at times and whipping up the snow. Fun to be out in if a little on the cold side. Not sure I really managed to capture it but here are my lame attempts…

Sweeping Snow on Place Fell

Sweeping Snow on Place Fell

Place Fell Rock

Place Fell Rock

Place Fell Snow Storm

Place Fell Snow Storm

Morgan in a blizzard

Morgan in a blizzard

Snow Fun

Obviously the snow has also provided great opportunities for the usual sledging and fun and games, and the drifts at the weekend on Place Fell also gave our son and his mate the chance to build their first snow hole…

Snow Hole Fun

Snow Hole Fun

Morgan has of course had great fun, although I’m not sure he appreciated being used as a snow depth gauge…

Morgan assesses the depth of the Snow

Morgan assesses the depth of the Snow

He did have more fun trying his hand at sledging. Shame he forgot his sledge…

Morgan sledges without the sledge

Morgan Tries his Paws at Sledging

Cedric

We have a rather incongruous stone figure outside our back door which is a relic from our days as city dwellers in London. Anyway he serves a useful purpose these days as a snow gauge – so here he is over the last week….

Cedric over the last week

Cedric over the last week

Final thanks as always to my long suffering walking companion, Morgan

Morgan questions my sanity again

Morgan questions my sanity again

For more pictures of our adventures in the Lake District around Ullswater, Patterdale and Helvellyn, please follow Helvellyn on Twitter. You can also follow Ullswater on Facebook and Helvellyn on Facebook. If you want to come and stay in the Lake District, all these photos were taken within a 20 minute walk of our pet friendly Patterdale Holiday Cottage.

Enjoy and have a great Easter….

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2 Responses to Snow in Patterdale

  1. Forrest says:

    Gorgeous! I’ve never seen the Lake District like this before. Honestly, from the photos I’ve seen, I thought it might always be summer there, with perpetual moody sunset light. Snow is like a blanket of magic on the world, making everything more beautiful … as your pictures demonstrate.

    • helvellyn says:

      It’s usually pouring with rain but that doesn’t lead to very good photos!! We’ve been very lucky so far this year but we’ve probably had enough of the snow now. It should be spring – the lambs are arriving and we need some warmth and sunshine!

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