How many people lived in this tiny cottage in the Lake District? 2? 4? 8? 12? 321? Comment below! I managed to bang my head as I walked inside the place yesterday...so they must have been much smaller 300 years ago. Photo by me, @timholt with the sore noggin.
Hard to beat the Lake District in the Autumn. It’s pretty spectacular that Bridge House has survived throughout the centuries as Ambleside has changed and developed around it. Its survival could be down to its many practical uses over the decades which include being used as a counting house for the mills of Rattle Ghyll, a tea-room in 1805, a weaving shop, a cobbler's, a chair maker's and, at one time, a home to a very large family.
But the best story I heard is that this cottage was built over Stock Beck to escape land tax! Now that's a cunning idea. Not sure it would fly these days to avoid such taxes but it's worth a shot. As you can imagine, visitors and artists have flocked to this place over history. The building has been painted by both John Ruskin and Joseph Mallord William Turner. Also modern day Instagrammers are quite keen on this view too...
Have a good Thursday. Hope our Florida and Spanish followers are doing okay... terrible hurricanes and floods lashing the planet at the moment. Photo by me, @timholt 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow us and then add the tag #photosofbritain and tag us in the picture too! 🇬🇧
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After having to sit on my hands for two days, I’m over the moon to say that my image of Derwent Isle has won a judges choice award and been commended in the Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards 2018. The image has made it into the LPOTY book and into the exhibition at Waterloo Station from November 19th. Huge congrats to all the other commended entries and winners, including @stuartmcglennon who won the Sunday Times Award.
A new entry into my all time roads to ride hall of fame. The road from Braithwaite up to Newlands Hause. I appreciate this is the "wrong" way for most hill climbing roadies but it's a fantastic steady climb with only the last few hundred metres to the pass a bit steep. The waterfall at the top is Moss Force and was in full spate. It once wowed Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who wrote, "What a sight it is to look down on such a cataract! – the wheels, that circumvolve in it – the leaping up and plunging forward of that infinity of pearls and glass bulbs – the continual change of the Matter, the perpetual sameness of the Form – it is an awful Image and Shadow of God and the World." #lostlanesnorth#lakedistrict#cumbria#doyouevenlanebro#lostlanes#waterfalls#mossforce#cycling#cycletouring