Sunday, June 27, 2010

27 June: Lake District

The weather was glorious in the Lake District all week, with farmers making hay in every valley.
We were staying near Tarn Hows, so that was part of our first day's walking -

Another day we walked from Hawkshead over Latterbarrow to Lake Windermere, then returned up through the woods of Claife and across fields. This peaceful-looking lunch spot was actually beside a path popular with walkers and cyclists.

This was near Coniston - again, admiring the fells from the valley below -

Another walk in the woods, another attack by clegs; this time Grizedale Forest, with its sculptures.

See how it comes back round to sheep and wool again? Of course, Friday was spent at the Woolfest in Cockermouth, where I collected my Michael Williams inkle loom, and bought a quantity of tools and fibre, including 2 Shetland fleeces! Dipping a toe into fleece preparation again, this time with a bit more idea of what I'm doing.


Valerie said...

So beautiful and green! One of my dreams is to come across the pond for a walking tour one day.

Love the sheep sculpture! Hope you'll show us those new tools and fleece soon!

stitchwort said...

Hi there!
The sheep's spirals are like the rock markings in Ireland and Northumberland.
The next posting planned is about the goodies - maybe tomorrow.