April 2024

April is the month for new born lambs in Loweswater and walking the dog down to the lake this morning, I saw these two in a field by the hedge who could not be more than a few hours old. As you can see from the sharp shadows on the photo it was a beautiful sunny day and the old oaks along the lane from Foulsyke are just starting to come into leaf.

Loweswater lake was perfect.

I had one of my grand-daughters staying with me last week and as she is very interested in animals we spent a lovely day at the Wildlife Park. It is an excellent place to take children, there is a wide range of animals, some of which can be fed by hand, and there are close encounters with some birds of prey, this amazing tawny owl came and sat next to us.

Another day we had a walk to St Bega’s church at Bassenthwaite which dates back to AD 950 and is quietly situated on the shore of the lake.

The access is through the gardens of Mirehouse and as we walked through we were surprised to see this amazing border of fritillaries.

Next month it will be all about bluebells, or whitebells as the case may be.