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30th June 2012Discover Swinside Stone Circle – best enjoyed on a misty day

This June I tried something new. Not archaeological digging or druidry, but guided walking. Giles and I were lucky enough to join local (and lovely) guide Meg Flux on a walk to Swinside Stone Circle (also known as Sunkenkirk), near Millom in the Western Lake District, as part of the prestigious Black Combe Walking Festival.

Here I’m checking out the ‘entrance’ to the Stone Circle, created by two larger stones.

18th June 2012Drop in: A treasure trove in Cockermouth’s oldest town house

Sometimes it’s nice to while away a morning or afternoon just browsing. And if you’re in Cockermouth, I can recommend just the place to satisfy your hankering for lovely gifty things and/or your appreciation of fascinating ancient architecture.

15th June 2012Devoke Water: tread quietly on the shores of the Lake District’s largest tarn

High up on Birker Fell, between the Duddon and Eskdale valleys, you’ll find Devoke Water. A mysterious yet tranquil atmosphere surrounds this breathtakingly beautiful body of water; the largest tarn in the Lake District and also one of the highest. In fact, there’s an air of the barren Scottish highlands – it must be the size and the feeling of distance from everything.

My imagination always stirs at the sight of the old boathouse. Apparently the ruins adjacent are an old stable.

Whitehaven - the perfect day out
Millom & Black Combe

Brian Sherwen Photography

Many images on this website have been supplied to us by Brian Sherwen.