Travel

Ambleside/Castlerigg, Lake District

I’m currently staying in Ambleside for a little Valentine’s break, and today was our first full day. We’re staying at the Crow How which is a really nice bed and breakfast with great views (and a lovely breakfast to start the day off – always a bonus!). For the first day, we drove down to Castlerigg Stone Circle, and parked up a really long way away. Anyway, for some main points:

This is our view! The weather’s been a little all over the place for today (we even had snow here) so it doesn’t look as impressive here as it could do. I’ll try get another tomorrow to really highlight the view but as you can see we’re surrounded by a lot of lovely greenery!

View 12 February 17 © Luchia Houghton

The drive down to Castlerigg in itself was impressive – views such as the one below were extremely common. This also emphasises how crazy the weather was, the blue skies didn’t last longer than the drive sadly!

Mountain 12 February 17 © Luchia Houghton

To get to the Castlerigg Stone Circle we took a walk down Castle Lane, which in all honesty is probably the much longer way to get to there! I’d suggest you travel to them by parking up on Eleventrees – unless you’re a fan of walking (the high winds by this point just made it a little bit too chilly).

Castle Lane 12 February 17 © Luchia HoughtonClose Up 12 February 17 © Luchia Houghton

Now, one of the things I mentioned in my little ‘Ambitions‘ post is that I wanted to try out more forms of photography – one being portrait photography. Luckily, my boyfriend is very supportive so he let me take a couple of him for practice.

Castle Rigg Stone Circle Portrait 12 February 17 © Luchia HoughtonCastle Rigg Stone Circle Portrait 12 February 17 © Luchia Houghton

I’ve got some way to go, but hopefully I’ll improve with time! Makes for some good memories regardless.

And of course the stone circle itself! Thought to have been created in 3000BC, it’s one of the earliest stone circles formed. If you’re interested in finding out more about these formations, I suggest you take a look at this page. Essentially, their purpose is a bit of a mystery, but nevertheless they remain impressive.

Castle Rigg Stone Circle 12 February 17 © Luchia HoughtonCastle Rigg Stone Circle 12 February 17 © Luchia HoughtonCastle Rigg Stone Circle 12 February 17 © Luchia Houghton

You can view the rest of my photos from the day by clicking here.

Tomorrow we’re probably off for a walk around Ambleside, but in all honesty nothing is properly planned so we’ll see. Stay tuned for another post for Day 2 though (and more photos)!

 

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