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Part 1 HERE

We had to walk back the same way we came, so I decided to put the macro lens on and see what I could find,


but soon changed back to the telephoto, the water was too enticing, and other stuff was going on,

Caught in The ActΒ 

the sheep were off to get a drink

The Great Escape


Red & Ginger


When we got back we trogged up the hill to the newly opened cafe

delicious home made soup for lunch

and a lovely view over Derwent Water

The little cabin is for hire, the people who run the cafe also run a Glamping site which has got great reviews on their facebook page, hot tubs, clear ceilings for star watching etc. Their website is HEREΒ and you can see the different cabins and book a stay if you so desire.

after lunch Sophie and I decided to explore the woodlands behind the cafe

time to revisit the macro lens

Mellow Yellow


Liking the Lichen


Not mushroom left


and admire the views of the heather covered meadows

before making our way back to the car.

Extra lusciousness can be seen in the full album HERE

Stay tooned for our next outing, to Jarrow Hall, the Bede Museum and Medieval Village



40 comments on “Pow Hill Nature Reserve ~ Sept 2017~ part 2

  1. raistlin0903 says:

    Wow, these pictures are seriously amazing to look at. I love the crystal clarity of these images. It truly looks awesome. Thanks for sharing these πŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks for enjoying them!


  2. Stunning place…love the sheep, and the people. How do you get your shots so crystal clear? Mine are always fuzzy. Mind you I am not good at looking after me camera…and Id need a tripod to keep it steady and I can never be arsed.

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    1. The same way you draw stuff, practice,practice,practice, and learning the tools you have to use. One day in this life you and I will go on a photo shoot to Conamarra beach and I’ll show you 😊. ( think it’s conamarra but anyways it’s that gorgeous beach you shot a while back!)

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      1. Yes…Im really sloppy with my camera…I will look forward to that!its Glasilaun and yes it in Connemara

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  3. Sue says:

    Love the mellow yellow and the lichen….

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    1. Thanks Sue 😊

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  4. beetleypete says:

    Lovely photos, FR. Rich and sharp as always.
    One of these days, I might try a panorama…
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Some places are ripe for a pano, not that often I come across them but this place was a shoe-in! Cheers Pete

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      1. beetleypete says:

        Despite having that facility on three digital cameras, I have still not tried it. No idea why…

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        1. I don’t use the pano function on the Fuji, you get better results taking several upright shots and stitching them in Lightroom.

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  5. Oh my gosh Fraggle. I felt as though I could step right into these! Thank you for once again sharing your gorgeous photography. These should be in a gallery.😊

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    1. Thanks Kim, you’ll have me blushing now ☺️

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  6. Eddy Winko says:

    Great set of pics as ever, looks like a nice spot. I better start building some sheds for visitors πŸ™‚

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    1. Haha cheers Eddy 😊

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  7. April Munday says:

    Beautiful. I particularly loved the daft sheep coming out of the gate.

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    1. Thanks April, he stopped in his tracks when he saw us πŸ˜‚

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      1. April Munday says:

        Yes, I have that effect on sheep when they decide to cross the road in front of my car.

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  8. -N- says:

    Small as Great Britain is, it never ceases to amaze me with its history and countryside. Love these tours!

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    1. Thanks Naomi πŸ™‚

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  9. Great pictures, as always. I love that sheep peeking around the corner – and the little dog having a stop at the cafe.

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    1. Thanks Sarah, they had a fridge full of made for dogs ice cream! which I didn’t know was a thing.

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      1. Oh, they love it! At least, Choppy does – she even knows the words “ice cream” because she likes it so much (she had some last night, actually).

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  10. Deffo liking the lichen

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  11. How AMAZING Fraggle!!!πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’– I just love your photography! These pictures are awesome! I love that I feel like I’m visiting a new place when I view your posts. You are such a talented lady and you help take me on new adventures from my bed!πŸ“ΈπŸ’– It looks like you and Sophie had a very lovely time!😊

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    1. Going on photography trips with Sophie takes me away from ‘normal’ life. I love exploring and chatting on with her about what we’re seeing. Days of joy, and I’m glad to share these days and happy other bloggies enjoy them. Thanks for coming along Dani!

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      1. I love coming along Fraggle!😍 Your trips are amazing! I am so glad you and Sophie get to experience new places and discuss them together!😊 Sounds so lovely!😊 xoxoxoxo

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  12. Jay says:

    Particularly love the woodlands shot.

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  13. Jessica says:

    Stunning! I take all of my photos with my iPhone, lol!! Glad not everyone else does the same. πŸ™‚

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    1. Nothing wrong with iphone photos, I use mine a lot too!

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  14. Francis.R. says:

    Those macro photos are quite yummy, I can almost feel the textures. πŸ˜‹

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  15. rmacwheeler says:

    Some lovely shots

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    1. Thanks, hard to take a bad one in those surroundings 😊


  16. steviegill says:

    Wow, some fabulous macros there, especially the lichen.

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    1. Thanks! Love a bit of macro. 😊

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