My latest oil on canvas, Newlands Valley Farmhouse (3′ x 3′ and framed). NOW SOLD.
Newlands is one of my favourite places in the Lake District. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the valley but might want to visit, here’s a useful site by Mike, ‘The Walking Englishman‘, with a detailed description of a famous walk called The Newlands Horseshoe.
“Given a clear day this is possibly the most scenic walk in the North Western area of the Lake District. Whilst the walk never reaches the lofty heights of a Scafell or Helvellyn (the highest point is Dale Head at 753m) the views available are magnificent, particularly to the Skiddaw and Blencathra massifs in the north east. It is a classic horseshoe walk around the beautiful pastoral Newlands valley and although the walk aims for ridges as much as possible it is an undulating circuit with three separate ascents and descents – although most are easy – that is apart the first ascent and last descent which are anything but. The work is worth it though and if you are in this area and the day is set fair then I recommend you take this walk. The awesome views will just blow you away.” [The Walking Englishman.]