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Lake District: Bluebells By Derwent Water

May 3, 2014

Bluebells at Derwent Water 001Yesterday, in search of bluebells, and on a glorious Lake District day, we went back to Brandelhow on the shores of Derwent Water. Bluebells at Derwent Water 004

Starting from Hawse End, we took the terrace path along the eastern side of Catbells, passing the memorial to Sir Hugh Walpole, who lived below the track at Brackenburn.

Down then to Bluebells at Derwent Water 005Manesty and along the lane for a few dozen yards before following the Bluebells at Derwent Water 007Cumbria Way along the shores of Derwent Water through Manesty Park and then taking the higher path through the woodlands of Brandelhow Park.

My camera does no justice at all to the colour of the bluebells, but it does perhaps show the lovely fresh green leaves of the beech trees.Bluebells at Derwent Water 008

These bluebells Bluebells at Derwent Water 012will be at their best over the next couple of weeks and I commend it to you.Bluebells at Derwent Water 013Bluebells at Derwent Water 017

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 3, 2014 4:05 pm

    I’ve just returned from a “find the ancestor” trip to the Pendle area where,in contrast to your post, everywhere I looked there were dandelions. Blue & yellow are such exciting colours!

  2. May 4, 2014 1:37 am

    At least with digi-cameras bluebells look blue – they always come out purple on film – even on the films which are better at blues!

  3. May 4, 2014 6:45 am

    Thank you Ash, I like Dandelions and we keep a patch at the top of the garden and never mind them on the lawn. As for the pictures some blues come up better than others but my digi-camera never does bluebells very well. Professionals still use trannies but it depends on the brand, I think.

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