This photo of Near Sawrey village was taken from a position directly across the road from Hill Top, the house which was once the home of children's author and illustrator Beatrix Potter. She lived at Hill Top Farm in Near Sawrey, from age 30 in 1896. A number of sites in the villages were used in her books such as The Tale of Tom Kitten, The Fairy Caravan, The Pie and the Patty Pan and The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck.
Near Sawrey and Far Sawrey are two neighbouring villages in the Furness area of Cumbria. Historically part of Lancashire, they are located in the Lake District between the town of Hawkshead and the lake of Windermere. The two lie on the B5285, which runs from Hawkshead to the Windermere Ferry, a car ferry across Windermere one mile to the east of the villages.
We caught a bus from Ambleside to Hawkeshead and then a smaller bus to Hill Top. After visiting Hill Top it was an easy walk to the ferry which took us back to Bowness-on-Windermere.
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snunney (84931) 2014-06-06 4:57
An image that typifies the English landscape in early summer. A fine composition with the wall on the left nicely directing the viewer toward the village. The light is very appealing and the colours equally so. Excellent clarity.
dta (67294) 2014-06-06 5:56
Hello Trebor ,
This is a charming village of Cumbria and an idyllic countryside especially beautiful in springtime . I like the inclusion of the stoned wall on the left .
Giustiniani (3376) 2014-06-06 6:11
un très joli site et une superbe photo. Excellent choix du POV et une composition très réussie.
tenretin (2436) 2014-06-06 14:34
The scenery is magnificent and you were able to take advantage. The flowers look lifelike. This is a beautiful shot.
SnapRJW (31469) 2014-06-06 23:14
Hi Trevor - The Cumbrian landscape looks superb here. I (being a country girl) love the buttercups and clover that grows so abundantly in the FG of your shot and as my eye travels through the scene I see other countryside delights; sheep, drystone walls and a typical village nestled in amongst the trees. A landscape that cheers my soul.
siudzi (33973) 2014-06-07 3:52
What a beautiful landscape post carefully composed to achieve so eye-caching visual effect! Simply charming one. Well seen and taken. TFS!
Have a nice weekend!
- Copyright: Trevor Moffiet (trevormoffiet) (3112)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-15
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Olympus M Zuiko 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: United Kingdom
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-06 4:34