Bridge House, Ambleside

Bridge House, which stands over Stock Beck, in Ambleside (in the LakeDistrict) is a very popular tourist spot. It is an iconic building for both Ambleside and the Lake District generally.

Bridge House was built in the 17th Century by the Braithwaites, a very influential family in the area at that time. It allowed them to access their lands on the other side of Stock Beck and also to store apples from their orchards!

Water and Air, Windermere

water and air

Military planes regularly practice flight manouevres over Windermere. It can be a little disconcerting, particularly with the modern jets.  The ferocious roar of the engines seems to come from nowhere as they speed along, following the edges of the hills.

This plane wasn’t as noisy as the jets, but it approached our boat at quite a low level before banking at a sharp angle and disappearing into the hills.