7 December 2012

Probably the best view in the Lake District?

Winter has well and truly arrived this week, which is bad news for our roofers and my cold toes, but good news for getting amazing photos of the Lake District. Wray Castle has some fantastic views of the high fells, which now look even more dramatic with a covering of snow.

On Sunday the sun was shining and the snow was visible on the highest tops- on the photo below you can just see Bowfell in the background with a good covering of snow.

The Langdale Pikes and Bowfell (with snow).
 After wall to wall sunshine at the weekend, Monday arrived and there was even more snow. Our contractors at the Castle turned up on site very early and took these atmospheric photos of the early morning fog still hanging in the valleys.

The Langdale Pikes just visible through the fog.

The Fairfield Horseshoe looking very foreboding.

You also get some great sunrises and sunsets in the snowy wintry conditions. This photo of the gorgeous sunrise on Thursday was taken at the back (south) side of the castle, looking down Lake Windermere towards Bowness.

Winter sunrise.

Another photo from Thursday shows the castle in the middle of a snow storm. I am not sure much work was done on Thursday but at least our contractors had a good time taking photos and admiring the view!

The Grand Porte-cochere of Wray Castle, complete with scaffold and snow!
 After a couple of hours of snow on Thursday morning, it soon turned to rain and all the snow has gone now, apart from on the tops. Today was another sunny day and a chance for one of our friendly Robins to enjoy the views from our picnic terrace.

Robin enjoying some winter sun with a view!

The Fairfield Horseshoe, Lake Windermere and Ambleside.

Is this the best view in the Lake District? Why not come and judge for yourself?

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