(Above: Skiddaw)

The massive presence of the mountain called Skiddaw towers over the Lakeland town of Keswick. The entire north-eastern horizon is dominated by its sheer size.

(Above: an author-enhanced Apple Maps satellite picture shows the size of the Skiddaw range)

I was intending to simply post the photo above, but the dramatic image invites a bit more background information for anyone who is not familiar with the northern part of the Lake District National Park.

The opening shot was taken from the edge of Keswick, adjacent to the local football club’s car park. In the map image the location is next to the letter ‘K’ in Keswick. From this you can see how steeply the mountain rises from the edge of the conurbation.

(Above: taken by the river, in Fitz Park, the scale of the mountain range is clear)

The nearest part of the town is Fitz Park, bordered by the River Greta and providing a ‘green edge’ between the town and the mountains. The photos were taken from various locations in Fitz Park.

Keswick is a half-hour drive away from the M6. Take the Penrith turn-off and follow the A66 towards Keswick and Cockermouth. If you’re travelling to Scotland, its well worth the small detour.

(Above: the River Greta)

©Stephen Tanham 2023

Stephen Tanham is a Director of the Silent Eye, a journey through the forest of personality to the dawn of Being.

http://www.thesilenteye.co.uk and http://www.suningemini.blog

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