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Title: Kirby Stephen
Post by: Sandy on October 18, 2010, 08:02:11 PM
Hi

On the 24th Iam going to stay with a friend in Kirby Stephen foe a week. We are planning on spending two days in the Lakes. Are there any suggestions of places of good views points that can be reached by car?

Sandy
Title: Re: Kirby Stephen
Post by: skellum on October 18, 2010, 08:39:09 PM
I can recommend a few spots but it all depends on where you are staying and how far you want to travel in a day
Title: Re: Kirby Stephen
Post by: Sandy on October 19, 2010, 06:41:14 AM
Thanks Dave. Iam staying in Kirby Stephen but my friend as said we can spend two nights in the Lakes to cut down the driving and get a couple of early morning in the actual lakes. The rest of the time will be up to an hour or two drive from Kirby.

Sandy
Title: Re: Kirby Stephen
Post by: skellum on October 19, 2010, 10:42:37 AM
Ok then as a suggestion I would stay in Keswick a nice little market town which is not over run by Japanese & American tourists unlike Bowness. Below are some car routes that should enable you to see quite a lot of the Lake District.

1.  Head for Windermere and take the ( A592 ) Kirkstone Pass Road, which will take you through Troutbeck(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Troutbeck_Valley_%28_Web_%29.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=7517) and onto Kirksone Pass Summit. After the Summit ( about 1/4 mile ) there is a car park  on the left with a great view of the valley below looking towards Brothers Water. ( see below )
(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Kirkstone_Pass_%28_Web_%29.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=7624)carry on down this road which will take you through Patterdale & Glen Ridding where Ullswater will be on your right. ( See below ) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Ulswater_%28_Web_%29_edited-1.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=7422)There are plenty of car parks & laybys in this area. After a Few miles take the ( A5091 ) on the left sign posted Keswick & Cockermouth. This road will join the A66 and take you straight to Keswick.

2.  From Keswick take the ( B5289 ) which will take you alongside Derwentwater on your right (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Skiddaw_%28_Print_%29_edited-1.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=7491) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Panarama_edited-1.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=6127)and on through Borrowdale and over the Honister Pass to Buttermere & Cummock Water  ((http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Buttermere_edited-1.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=6114) I would turn round at this point and return to Keswick ) or you could carry on to Cockermouth and return to Keswick on the A66 taking you past Bassenthwaite Lake on your left. (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Bassenthwaite_Lake_%28_Web_%29.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=7208)

3.  From Keswick take the ( A591 ) which will take you past Thirlmere and Helvelyn (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Thirlmere%20%28%20Landscape%20%29_edited-1.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=5886) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_AA%20phone%20box.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=5876)and onto Grasmere, (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Grasmere%20Valley%20%28%20s%20%29.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=5881) Rydal Water & Ambleside (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Bridge_House_%28_cc_%29.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=7523) from where you will travel alongside Lake Windermere on your right to Bowness & Windermere. ( attached below ) Hope this is helpfull to you and I look forward to seeing your shots.  Regards, Dave... :legit: PS the phone box below is situated in Patterdale and you can park next to it.
Title: Re: Kirby Stephen
Post by: Graham on October 19, 2010, 05:42:57 PM
  Wow! What a reply! :tup:
                                          Makes me want to jump in the car and head for the hills.
                                          Have a great time Sandy.
                                                             Graham.
Title: Re: Kirby Stephen
Post by: irv_b on October 19, 2010, 08:50:26 PM
  Wow! What a reply! :tup:
                                          Makes me want to jump in the car and head for the hills.
                                          Have a great time Sandy.
                                                             Graham.
Hear Hear! cant see anyone getting a better  answer than that, for any topic- top stuff there Dave and have a fantastic time Sandy!
Title: Re: Kirby Stephen
Post by: Sandy on October 19, 2010, 10:41:10 PM
Thanks very Dave thats very kind of you

Sandy
Title: Re: Kirby Stephen
Post by: Sandy on October 28, 2010, 02:39:13 PM
Hi Dave

Writing this in a pub on the Yorkshire Cumbria border.

Went along your route yesterday but the weather was awful for good photos - really murky.

Got the AA Box and the box in Patterdale.

Thanks for the information, though - it was really appreciated

Sandy
Title: Re: Kirby Stephen
Post by: skellum on October 28, 2010, 05:26:51 PM
Hi Dave

Writing this in a pub on the Yorkshire Cumbria border.

Went along your route yesterday but the weather was awful for good photos - really murky.

Got the AA Box and the box in Patterdale.

Thanks for the information, though - it was really appreciated

Sandy
Shame about the weather but if its still raining on your way back you could photograph the Preston Telephones.... :tup:
Title: Re: Kirby Stephen
Post by: Sandy on November 03, 2010, 08:32:06 PM
Hi Dave

The weather was suitable for waterfalls etc and I had a quick look as the train passed Preston and hope to return at a later date to catch the phoneboes in the rain.

Sandy