I've wanted to walk round this lake for ages, so with threatening skies and freezing cold northerly winds, a perfect time! Leaving the car at Skelwith Force and walking beside the gushing falls towards the open river. It was flat all the way, with a few prams and mountain bikes for company. What a lovely surprise, it's great going somewhere new and exploring. Today was not the day for painting outdoors, it seemed colder than in the Alps. But using the famous words of a certain actor 'I'll be back' On hopefully a warmer sunny day. For the outdoor artist, it's perfect, 15 minute walk and A Bench with a glorious view over Elterwater towards the Langdales.
The Langdales from the river Brathay
The Langdale Pikes with a few slithers of snow
STOP PRESS Outdoor Based Two days spent around Derwentwater painting in classic locations suitable for students who have dabbled in watercolour and never painted 'en plein' or for those who enjoy painting in small groups. Walking between locations or catching the launch to quiet delightful bays around Derwentwater.Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April 10.30am to 4pm £125.00