Drawing 228: Seatoller

Direction of view: NW

Notes: The viewpoint is 10 yards down the road to Seathwaite.  Trees now obscure the leftmost cottage; otherwise little has changed.

This view also appears on page 63 of Fellwanderer (a much cut down version, showing only the village), page 108 of Memoirs of a Fellwanderer (a reprint of the original sketch, slightly reduced in size), and page 52 of Wainwright in Lakeland (the cut down version).  The cut down versions omit the grazing cows.

Comments: I first took this picture on slide film in late August / early September 1978, though I have no note of the precise date or circumstances.

In the Spring of 2015, I drove up to Borrowdale for a couple of days, staying overnight at Seatoller Farm.  The objectives included no less than 16 sketches.  This was the first I took on 7th April, at about 11.15am; I then took it again on 8th April, at 9.45am.  The picture shown is the latter of the two.

AW described Seatoller as “the foot of the rainbow”; and Walt Unsworth wrote that the path from Grange to Seatoller “is possibly the finest low-level walk in the Lake District”.  With bus services down Borrowdale and over Honister, there are many great walk options!