Thursday, June 25, 2009

Coniston Walk (Sunday 21 June)

To-day we set out on what we understood to be an easy 5km walk - 9km later we were back in Coniston. It was a beautiful walk partly beside the lake and then climbing into farmlands of some cattle but mainly with Herdwick sheep - the traditional sheep of the area.The farmsteads are great often combining human and livestock housing together (for during winters). Here is a photo of Coniston Hall which is down by the lake (now in the hands of the National Trust). Here is also a photo of an old ewe who could not be bothered to escape our attention.

1 comment:

  1. How adorable is that ewe shot! You can bring back a Herdwick sheep for me if you'd like. :) Do you think it was this variety that William Blake wrote about?