Just for fun: A Lake District quiz

A sleeping beauty in a garden, but where? Part of my November Lake District quiz

A close up from question 2: In which garden does this sleeping beauty, the ‘sleeping giant’ lie?

Occasionally I come across an image in my photo library and think, ‘that would make a good picture for a quiz! I wonder how many people would know where it was taken…’.

So following this line of thought, here are 12 photos I’ve taken on my gem-hunting travels, some of which have appeared on the blog already, but not all (just to test how much attention you’ve been paying!). How many places can you correctly identify?! You can find the answers at the bottom of the page…

A bench with a view, but where? Part of my November Lake District quiz

1. In which Lake District garden would you find a bench with a view like this?

A sleeping beauty in a garden, but where? Part of my November Lake District quiz

2. In which Lake District garden does this sleeping beauty, the ‘sleeping giant’ snooze?

A lovely view, but where is it? Part of my November Lake District quiz

3. If I could see this lovely view, where would I be standing?

A famous Lakeland squirrel, but where is he? Part of my November Lake District quiz

4. This squirrel sits on a well-known road passing through the south of the Lake District. Can you remember where he is?

Part of a historic ceiling in the Lakes, but which one? Part of my November Lake District quiz

5. This carved stone ceiling belongs to which historic Cumbrian site?

A bench with a view, but where? Part of my November Lake District quiz

6. This is certainly a bench with a view, but at which Lake District attraction will you find it?

Which lake is this? Part of my November Lake District quiz

7. I’m standing on a jetty to take this photo, but on which lake?

Where is this little chapel? Part of my November Lake District quiz

8. Where will you find this delightful little chapel, which is open to the public on selected charity days?

Where would you find this turret with a view? Part of my November Lake District quiz

9. At which Lake District residence would you come across this beautiful turret?

A tarn in a Lakeland garden, but which one? Part of my November Lake District quiz

10. In which Lakeland garden will you find this enormous tarn?

Where are these steps? Part of my November Lake District quiz

11. Polished to perfection, where would you need to be to walk up and down these ornate brass-edged steps? (Clue: they’re never actually in the same place for long!)

Where would you find this adorable viewing station? Part of my November Lake District quiz

12. In the grounds of which estate will you find this adorable historic viewing station?

And now for the answers…

(no peeking before you’ve finished though!)

Bench at the Stagshaw Garden, Ambleside, overlooking Windermere

1. You’ll find this bench overlooking Windermere at the Stagshaw Garden outside Ambleside

The Stagshaw Garden is a natural woodland garden owned by the National Trust, and looks at its best in spring when its collections of azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias are in bloom. You can read more about the Stagshaw Garden in a post I wrote earlier this year.

The sleeping giant at Dalemain, Ullswater

2. The ‘sleeping giant’ slumbers in the lower gardens at Dalemain, near Ullswater

The Café in the Courtyard at Claife Viewing Station

3. I’m standing in the Café in the Courtyard at Claife Viewing Station on the western shore of Windermere

You can read more about my visit to the viewing station and the Café in the Courtyard, and the many great options for getting there (walk, boat, ferry), in my post about Claife Viewing Station.

Squirrel at the Langdale Chase Hotel in the Lake District

4. This cheeky squirrel sits on the side of the A591 in the grounds of the Langdale Chase Hotel, between Windermere and Ambleside

Stonework detail at Brougham Castle

5. This ornate stone ceiling can be found on the top floor of the Keep at Brougham Castle

English Heritage’s Brougham Castle, near Penrith, is well worth a visit. I love the way you can climb up to the third floor of the Keep via spiral stairways and explore the stone passages, looking to the views below – find out more about Brougham Castle…

Bench and view at Brockhole on Windermere

6. This bench can be found along from the café at Brockhole on Windermere – be warned though, you’re in the territory of an enormous robin who’ll keep his eye on you for titbits!

Derwentwater

7. This photo was taken from the Lingholm jetty (with a zoom lens) on Derwent Water

The Lingholm Kitchen and Walled Garden is one of the newest places to visit in the Lake District, opening in the summer of 2016. It looked great when I visited, and I’d highly recommend the food there – take a look in my post written shortly after the Lingholm Kitchen opened.

The chapel at Larch Cottage Nurseries

8. This gorgeous little chapel belongs to the owners of Larch Cottage Nurseries at Melkinthorpe, just south of Penrith. It is situated in the owners’ private gardens, which open to the public on selected dates to raise money for charity – see the Larch Cottage Nurseries website for upcoming openings.

Even if you can’t make it to an open day, if you’re at all interested in gardens and plants you should make the time to visit this particular nursery. Its outdoor ‘rooms’ seem to go on forever – take a look at what I mean in my post about Larch Cottage...

Turret at Brantwood, overlooking Coniston Water

9. This beautiful turret overlooks Coniston Water from the upstairs bedroom at Brantwood

Visit my blog post about Brantwood and its gardens, which I visited on one of the hottest days this summer!

The tarn at Holehird Gardens

10. This tarn can be found at Holehird Gardens in Windermere – you can get to it via a gate from the lower gardens which takes you on a steep walk down a field to the tarn itself

 

I’m always amazed by how few people have heard of this garden, so it’s a true ‘hidden gem’ – you can see the spectacular range of planting on show here in my post about Holehird Gardens.

Steps on the National Trust's Steam Yacht Gondola

11. These steps can be found on the National Trust’s Steam Yacht Gondola, which is why they’re never in the same place for long!

I think you can really appreciate Coniston best from Coniston Water itself – you can read more in my post about Steam Yacht Gondola from earlier this summer…

The Grot at Rydal Hall

12. This 17th century viewing station is known as the ‘Grot’, and can be found in the grounds of Rydal Hall, Rydal

The Grot is just one of several ‘hidden gems’ to be found in the grounds of Rydal Hall.

So how did you do? Did I make it too easy or too difficult? Let me know in the comments below!

, , , ,

5 Responses to Just for fun: A Lake District quiz

  1. Janine John 01/11/2016 at 7:49 pm #

    Hmm, it’s surprisingly hard putting together a quiz… are the answers really obvious or difficult?! I really don’t know!

  2. Dayve Ward 06/11/2016 at 8:08 am #

    Such a lovely quiz! Only got five, which means I need to get out more lol

    • Janine John 06/11/2016 at 11:07 am #

      Thanks very much for commenting Dayve – it’s great to hear you liked the quiz! It’s attracted some positive comments on social media too, so I might try to put another one together in January when we all need a bit of cheering up post-holidays!

  3. jill 09/07/2017 at 3:12 pm #

    Hi,
    please can you tell me who carved the lovely wooden squirrel?
    thank you

    • Janine John 09/07/2017 at 8:11 pm #

      Hi Jill, I’m sorry but I don’t know. Perhaps the Langdale Chase Hotel could help if you asked them. There are some lovely carvings around the area – there’s a smaller squirrel in Hope Park in Keswick, and a large stag has recently appeared outside Grasmere Garden Village too!

Leave a Reply

Google+