Cumbria

Cumbria

The Lake District, Herdwick sheep, William Wordsworth, ancient stone henges, gorgeous lake-after-lake, amazing hiking trails, the tallest mountain in England, Hadrian’s Wall, friendly pubs and tons of B & Bs. It’s no wonder over fifteen million people visit this northwesterly part of England each year. At times, the mountainous land is rugged. At other times, it’s a lovely glide of picturesque farms dotted with sheep. Beautiful Cumbria.

Here is a lovely, 1-minute video featuring a top-10 look at Cumbria’s many attractions. This is a wonderful, 4-minute video that features some breathtaking footage of Cumbria. Though it’s primarily about cycling through this part of the UK, seeing the vistas from a cyclist’s point-of-view is a terrific way to enjoy the beauty of this land. This 25-minute video, by Rick Steves, covers The Lake District, Hadrian’s Wall and Durham.

FunFacts about Cumbria: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Cumbria is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in North West England. The county and Cumbria County Council, its local government, came into existence in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972. Cumbria’s county town is Carlisle, in the north of the county, and the only other major urban area is Barrow-in-Furness on the southwestern tip of the county. (Source)
  • Cumbria has six districts: Copeland, Allerdale, Carlisle, Barrow-in-Furness, Eden and South Lakeland.
  • The population of Cumbria is just under half-a-million.
  • Carlisle is the largest city in Cumbria.
  • Cumbria is England’s third largest county by area.
  • Cumbria’s borders, quote: Cumbria is bounded to the north by the Scottish council areas of Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders, to the west by the Irish Sea, to the south by Lancashire, to the southeast by North Yorkshire, and to the east by County Durham and Northumberland. (Source)
  • Cumbria is a rural county and contains the beautiful Lake District first made famous by one of its resident poets, William Wordsworth.
  • Much of Cumbria is mountainous.
  • A large portion of the southeast part of the county is within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
  • Cumbria has several notable historic sites. These are Hadrian’s Wall (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) Carlisle Castle, Hardknott Roman Fort, Furness Abbey, and Brough Castle.
  • During the Neolithic Period (12,000 years ago), Cumbria was an important center for stone-axe production.
  • Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth are two of the many famous people who have lived in Cumbria.

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The Lake District

The Lake District

In 1820, William Wordsworth published his ‘Guide through the District of the Lakes’ which began a popular and ongoing movement to experience this extraordinary and beautiful part of the English countryside. Over 15 million people visit this area each year.

The Lake District, in the county of Cumbria, covers an area approximately 32 miles (51 km) from east to west and nearly 40 miles from north to south. It is the home of the adorable Herdwick sheep and a touchstone for poets and philosophers.

Here is a 5-minute Rick Steves’ video of the Lake District. Here’s a 5-minute BBC video about the Lake District and how it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

FunFacts about The Lake District: (Source

  • Basic information, quote: The Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous for its lakes, forests and mountains (or fells), and its associations with William Wordsworth and other Lake Poets and also with Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin. The National Park was established in 1951 and covers an area of 2,362 square kilometres. (Source)
  • The Lake District was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017.
  • Cumbria is the home of The Lake District.
  • The two largest lakes in England are in The Lake District: Wast Water and Windermere.
  • The Lake District National Park includes all of the central Lake District.
  • The Lake District is the most visited national park in the UK and sees 15.8 million visitors each year.
  • Most of the land in the park is privately owned.
  • The four largest towns of the Lake District are Keswick, Bowness-on-Windermere, Ambleside and Windermere.
  • Tourism is the largest industry in this area.
  • The Lake District has a unique shape, quote: The Lake District takes the form of a roughly circular upland massif deeply dissected by a broadly radial pattern of major valleys whose character is largely the product of repeated glaciations over the last 2 million years. (Source)
  • The mountains of The Lake District are also known as the Cumbrian Mountains.
  • Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England at 978 metres or 3,209 ft, is located in The Lake District.
  • William Wordsworth spent sixty of his eighty years among the lakes and mountains of The Lake District.
  • There are 19 major lakes and reservoirs in the Lake District.

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Herdwick Sheep

Herdwick Sheep

At Yew Tree Farm in Coniston, Cumbria, you can enjoy a ‘Herdwick sheep experience’ at a place once owned by Beatrix Potter. Though I embarked on this blog topic for the simple reason that I found the Herdwick sheep adorable and the setting of the Lake District picturesque beyond words, I soon discovered that Herdwick sheep were a lifetime passion of Beatrix’s. She raised them and showed them and won numerous awards. Upon her passing she donated several farms to Britain’s National Trust in order to help preserve these unique sheep and their place in British history documented since the 12th century.

Here is a lovely 3-minute video featuring Herdwick sheep in the Lake District. If you want a cuddle, check out this 2-minute video featuring a very sweet sheep named Emma who you can actually visit. Here’s a wonderful, 5-minute video of farm life with Herdwick sheep.

FunFacts about Herdwick Sheep: (Source

  • Basic information, quote: The Herdwick is a breed of domestic sheep native to the Lake District of Cumbria in North West England. The name “Herdwick” is derived from the Old Norse herdvyck, meaning sheep pasture. Though low in lambing capacity and perceived wool quality when compared to more common commercial breeds, Herdwicks are prized for their robust health, their ability to live solely on forage, and their tendency to be territorial and not to stray over the difficult upland terrain of the Lake District. (Source)
  • 99% of Herdwick sheep are farmed in the central and western parts of the Lake District.
  • Herdwick sheep are extremely hardy and have been known to survive up to three days beneath a blanket of snow by eating their own wool.
  • A 2001 outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in England and Wales nearly decimated the Herdwick breed. Steps were taken by the government to ensure their survival.
  • Herdwick sheep are documented as far back as the 12th century.
  • It is believed that the ancestors of the modern Herdwick sheep were introduced by Norse settlers.
  • The famous British author, Beatrix Potter, spent part of her life breeding and showing Herdwick sheep. Her legacy includes the donation of a number of farms to the National Trust for the purpose of sustaining the breed, quote: Upon her death in 1943, she bequeathed fifteen farms—approximately a total sum of 4,000 acres (16 km²)—to the National Trust, and per her instructions all continue to graze Herdwick flocks. (Source)
  • Herdwick sheep are numbered today at about 50,000 and most live within 14 miles of Coniston, Cumbria.
  • Herdwick sheep produce a coarse gray wool.
  • Most Herdwick lambs are born black then after a year lighten to brown. After a first shearing, their fleece then lightens to gray.

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Pair of rare breed white headed and brown coated Herdwick Sheep in the Lake District, Cumbria, England ~ Deposit Photos

New spring lamb enjoying the sunshine with Mum ~ Deposit Photos

Herdwick Sheep on Side Pike ~ Deposit Photos

Herdwick sheep grazing ~ Deposit Photos

Flock of Herdwick Sheep all penned up ~ Deposit Photos

Herdwick Sheep on Side Pike ~ Deposit Photos

New spring lamb enjoying the sunshine with Mum ~ Deposit Photos

Herdwick Sheep on Side Pike ~ Deposit Photos

Herdwick Sheep ~ Deposit Photos

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Sierra Nevada Mountains

Sierra Nevada Mountains

As home to three national parks, the highest point in the contiguous United States, and the highest alpine lake in the country ~ Lake Tahoe ~ The Sierra Nevada Mountains is one of the world’s great natural beauties. The range is 400 miles long and a band along its western slopes is home to the most massive trees in the world ~ the giant sequoia. 

Here’s an awesome, 1-minute video on how the Sierra Nevada Mountains were formed. Here’s a wonderful 1-minute video of drone footage of the Kearsage Pass. Here’s a lovely 4-minute video of the Cottonwood Lakes.

FunFacts about the Sierra Nevada Mountains: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Great Basin. The vast majority of the range lies in the state of California, although the Carson Range spur lies primarily in Nevada. The Sierra Nevada is part of the American Cordillera, a chain of mountain ranges that consists of an almost continuous sequence of such ranges that form the western “backbone” of North America, Central America, South America and Antarctica. (Source)
  • The Sierra Nevada range is 400 miles long and 70 miles wide east-to-west.
  • The Sierra Nevada Mountains include three iconic features:
    • Lake Tahoe, the highest alpine lake in the United States
    • Mount Whitney, which at 14,505 ft or 4,421 m is the highest mountain in the contiguous U.S.
    • Yosemite, which was sculpted from glaciers out of one-hundred-million-year-old granite
  • The California Gold Rush occurred in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1848.
  • Giant Sequoias or Giant Redwoods occur along the western side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. These trees are the largest in the world.
  • Some of the native American tribes that lived in the Sierra Nevada Mountains were the Paiute, Mono, Sierra Miwok, Kawaiisu and Tubatulabal.
  • American exploration of the Sierra Nevada Mountains began in 1827.
  • The first Americans to visit the mountains were in a party led by fur trapper and explorer Jedediah Smith.

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Yosemite

Yosemite

The Ahwahnechee people, who first inhabited Yosemite Valley as far back as 3000 years ago, said of Bridalveil Falls that breathing the mist would increase the chance of marriage. Yosemite, especially the valley of the same name, is full of magic, wonder and sheer grandeur. On one side is the iconic El Capitan granite monolith and on the other, farther down the valley is famous Half Dome. With so much natural beauty and diversity, it’s no wonder that Yosemite sees as many as five million visitors each year. 

For an excellent overview of Yosemite, watch this 9-minute Expedia video. Here’s a 3-minute National Geographic video of 5 must-sees in Yosemite.

FunFacts about Yosemite: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Yosemite National Park is an American national park located in the western Sierra Nevada of Central California, bounded on the southeast by Sierra National Forest and on the northwest by Stanislaus National Forest. The park is managed by the National Park Service and covers an area of 747,956 acres (1,168.681 sq mi; 302,687 ha; 3,026.87 km2) and sits in four counties: centered in Tuolumne and Mariposa, extending north and east to Mono and south to Madera County. (Source)
  • Yosemite was designated a World Heritage site in 1984.
  • Yosemite is an extensive national park with nearly 95% of it designated as wilderness.
  • Yosemite is internationally known for its mountains, lakes, clear streams, glaciers, biological diversity, beautiful granite cliffs, meadows and waterfalls.
  • An average of 4 million people visit Yosemite every year.
  • Most of the visitors center their trip around Yosemite Valley, which has two of the most iconic and recognizable granite monoliths in the world: El Capitan and Half Dome.
  • Yosemite Valley has been inhabited for at least 3000 years, originally by the Ahwahnechee people.

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Disclaimer: As with any food, herbal remedy, beverage or concept on this blog, be sure to contact your physician before eating, imbibing or using for medical purposes any substance discussed on this blog. Always err on the side of caution and keep yourself well-informed. ~ Caris Roane

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Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

“To breathe the same air as angels, you must go to Tahoe.” Mark Twain, 1870s.

With clear waters and the largest alpine lake in the United States, Lake Tahoe welcomes tourists annually from all over the world. Located only four hours from San Francisco, the lake offers fabulous winter skiing and during the rest of the year a variety of water sports as well as outstanding hiking and biking adventures on numerous, well-maintained trails.

Here’s a wonderful, 7-minute Expedia video that gives lots of information about Lake Tahoe. Here’s a 2-minute video featuring the top 15 things to do in Lake Tahoe.

FunFacts about Lake Tahoe: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States. Lying at 6,225 ft (1,897 m), it straddles the state line between California and Nevada, west of Carson City. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America, and at 122,160,280 acre⋅ft (150.7 km3) trails only the five Great Lakes as the largest by volume in the United States. Its depth is 1,645 ft (501 m), making it the second deepest in the United States after Crater Lake in Oregon (1,949 ft or 594 m). (Source)
  • Lake Tahoe was formed about 2 million years ago.
  • The lake is often referred to simply as Tahoe.
  • Over 75% of the surrounding land is national forest land.
  • Lake Tahoe is a huge tourist attraction for both winter and summer recreational sports.
  • Lake Tahoe’s ski resorts are an important part of its local economy.
  • The lake is so large that its surface is noticeably convex in relation to the earth.
  • Two-thirds of the shoreline is in California.
  • South Lake Tahoe’ is the lake’s largest city with over 20,000 residents.
  • Lake Tahoe is fed by 63 tributaries.
  • The Lake Tahoe area was originally inhabited by the Washoe Native American tribe.

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Disclaimer: As with any food, herbal remedy, beverage or concept on this blog, be sure to contact your physician before eating, imbibing or using for medical purposes any substance discussed on this blog. Always err on the side of caution and keep yourself well-informed. ~ Caris Roane

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Peru

Peru

As the home of the famous Incan Empire, Peru is an amazing country. Because of its range of geography, from desert coastal lands, to the Andes Mountains, to the Amazon basin, Peru has extensive micro-climates and is one of the most bio-diverse places on planet Earth. It is also home to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, as well as the iconic ruins of Machu Picchu.

Here is a 3-minute video that offers a very artistic look at Peru. This is an enjoyable 13-minute video all about Peru.

FunFacts about Peru: (Source) 

  • Basic information, quote: Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is a megadiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains vertically extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon river. (Source)
  • Peru has a population of 32 million.
  • Lima is the capital of Peru.
  • The Andean Civilizations had their origins in the coastal deserts of Peru. The Norte Chico Civilization is the oldest in all the Americas, and began in this location sometime around 5500 years ago. It is considered one of the Five Cradles of Civilization.
  • The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 1500s.
  • Peru secured its independence from Spain in 1824.
  • Peru is divided into 25 governing regions.
  • Peru’s primary industries include mining, manufacturing, fishing and agriculture. Telecommunications and biotechnology are growing sectors. Peru has one of the strongest economies in the region and is ranked 48th largest in the world.
  • Peru ranks high in social freedom and in human development.
  • Peru’s official language is Spanish though a large percentage of Peruvians also speak Quechua and other native languages.
  • Machu Picchu is an iconic symbol of pre-Columbian Peru.
  • The Pacific coastline of Peru is mostly arid.
  • Peru has a diversity of climates from coastal, to mountainous, to tropical.
  • The Amazon rainforest makes up a portion of Peru.
  • When it comes to wildlife, Peru is considered Megadiverse because of the huge number of plants and animals to be found within its borders.

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Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca

At over 12,000 feet (3800 m), Lake Titicaca is known as the world’s ‘highest navigable lake’. It is located in the Andes mountains and has been inhabited by indigenous peoples for thousands of years, including the Incas and the Tiwanaku

This is a fascinating 6-minute video about the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, constructed by the Uru people. This excellent 2-minute video shows many aerial views of the floating islands. Here’s a wonderful, 3-minute video that gives a flavor of the lake and the local communities.

FunFacts about Lake Titicaca: (Source

  • Basic information, quote: Lake Titicaca is a large, deep lake in the Andes on the border of Bolivia and Peru, often called the “highest navigable lake” in the world. By volume of water and by surface area, it is the largest lake in South America. Lake Maracaibo has a larger surface area, but it is a tidal bay, not a lake. (Source)
  • 27 rivers feed Lake Titicaca, five of which are major systems: Ramis, Coata, Ilave, Huancané, and Suchez.
  • Lake Titicaca’s surface elevation is 12,507 ft or 3,812 m.
  • The designation as the ‘highest navigable lake’ in the world refers to commercial craft. There are many smaller lakes with a higher elevation.
  • Other cultures preceded the Incas at Lake Titicaca. A temple ruin, as much as 1500 years old, was discovered under the water. It is thought to be from the Tiwanaku civilization, an important, ancient, Andean culture.
  • The lake is located on the border between Peru and Bolivia.
  • Lake Titicaca has 41 islands, some of which are densely populated. One such island, Amantani, is approximately six miles square and has a population of 4000 people, comprised of 800 families. Both Incan and Tiwanaku ruins can be found on this island.
  • There doesn’t seem to be an agreed upon origin of the name, ‘Titicaca’. Here is one of several interpretations, quote: According to Weston La Barre, the Aymara considered in 1948 that the proper name of the lake is titiq’aq’a, which means gray, discolored, lead-colored puma. 
  • More than 530 aquatic species make Lake Titicaca their home.
  • The Uru people use the abundant reeds that grow in the shallows of Lake Titicaca to create floating islands. Their ancestors considered themselves the owners of the lake. The Uru people have been living on these islands for over 3000 years. The video describes the thickness of these islands as 1 meter thick or just over 3 feet.

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Disclaimer: As with any food, herbal remedy, beverage or concept on this blog, be sure to contact your physician before eating, imbibing or using for medical purposes any substance discussed on this blog. Always err on the side of caution and keep yourself well-informed. ~ Caris Roane

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To be entered into the giveaway drawing, please leave a comment about Lake Titicaca.  Have you ever visited this lake? Which photo did you like best?

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