What perfect weather we are having here in the Lakes at the moment. We have had days of endless sunshine, clear blue sky and frosty fells. It has been simply superb. I am very lucky to live in the heart of Keswick where nothing is more than five minutes walk. So before work this morning I have been along Derwentwater and up to Castlehead with my camera.
There is a nice path along the eastern shore of Derwentwater, which leads through the woods, and down onto pebbled bays. The views across the lake towards the North Western Fells are beautiful and you can see why Wainwright described the views here as those of unsurpassed beauty.
Catbells was reflecting perfectly in the still water so I decided to walk up Castlehead to get a better view. It is a short walk through the wood to the top of the modest height of 162 metres, which belies the stunning view. A cairn with a polished top tells you what fells can be seen in various directions.
I sat up there for a while enjoying the stillness and quiet. Castlehead has a rich variety of wildlife, with badgers and deer on the northern side of the woods and as abundant assortment of birds. Today I was lucky enough to see the often heard but never seen woodpecker, drumming up the beech trees.
We have three holiday cottages located at Springs Farm, which is less then a five minute walk from the foot of Castlehead, and some several Keswick cottages to choose from so why not treat yourself and come and enjoy some of this wonderful spring like weather!
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