Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

I Wish I Was in Wasdale


This time last year we were holed up in Wasdale, I’ve been hankering after the place, although there is nowt wrong with here you understand, it’s just I’d like the freedom from ‘stuff’ that comes with going away for a few days, at home you can never quite escape the chores, the niggling phone calls and the omnipresence of unfinished tasks.

We’ve been out walking today, under leaden skies,

Craken Edge-2

it blew away the cobwebs and I found a very nice gate post for my collection

Craken Edge 1-2

This hillside was once a busy place, a large quarry, but now a stile on a footpath will suffice and the gate post has simply been walled in. (Although it must have been turned through 90 degrees at some point, do you think?)

Craken Edge 3-2

I’ll get up there again sometime when the weather is a bit brighter, there are lots of photogenic lumps of rock and the remains of buildings that tell the industrial archaeology of the quarry.

The bracken is looking bonnie


And the colours would sing with a dash of sun on them.

Craken Edge 2-2

Another day; Spud wont object he had a ball.


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

4 thoughts on “I Wish I Was in Wasdale

  1. When I find something’s walled in I wonder who did it and why and whether there’s a sinister angle there somewhere–but that’s just me.

    The bracken is gorgeous and I’m deeply envious of the way that last image captures the steepness of the hill and the cheerfulness of the car. Oh, dear, I hope it’s a cheerful car and not the sinister car of the chop-’em-up-and-wall-’em-up axe murderer.

    Nice work, as always. Er, yours, I mean.

  2. Apart from the last one they all have such a timeless quality! xx

  3. The stone walls and features of the Peak District are I think one of the wonders of the world. Uphill a lovely feature indeed

  4. Beautiful photographs, the Peak District is such a wonderful place, I’m really glad I live in this part of England, there’s beauty here at every season of the year.

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