Chris Hadfield, currently on the ISS
Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield currently on board the International Space Station has tweeted photographs of the Lake District and Morecambe Bay from space!
Commander Chris Hadfield, who is a flight engineer currently on Expedition 34 on board ISS, has gained popularity on Twitter by sharing stunning photography of space. Many of which are his views of Earth as the International Space Station orbits Earth at over 17,000mph. (more…)
It seems like an eternity ago, I was stood in my kitchen, glass of Balvennie Doublewood in hand, staring at PM Burgess’s Tubular Fells, contemplating whether I could walk all 214 ‘Wainwrights’ in the calendar year of 2012. I wasn’t a complete novice to the Lakeland Fells, so I was under no illusion as to the task ahead of me, but I’m sure the alcohol clouded my judgement!
Wastwater from Lingmell
It would be some weeks before a beautiful frosty January day in Great Langdale set me on my way. All 5 peaks were hit on that occasion, just 209 to go! (more…)
View Framed of Langdale Pikes
Have you see the giant picture frame is touring the Lake District this month?
Our spectacular mountainous landscape of the Lake District has long been a sought-after destination by artists – inspiring old masters such as Constable and Turner, as well as modernists like Kurt Schwitters.
The large four metre by two metre frame has been positioned to show off some of the area’s most spectacular views to visitors, and residents, and allow them to pause and reflect on how the area’s natural beauty has inspired art. (more…)