'Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.' (William Wordsworth, Lakeland poet)

Ullswater, Cumbria
(OS Grid Ref. NY407201 Nearest Post Code CA11 0JS)

Ullswater, Cumbria (OS Grid Ref.  NY407201 Nearest Post Code CA11 0JS)

Latest update - (desktop wallpaper & jigsaws)
Friday 23rd June 2017

Click on the picture to take you to the desktop wallpaper and jigsaw download pages.

More desktop wallpaper here-p1 and here-p2

Ullswater is the second largest lake in the Lake District at approximately 9 miles long and 3/4 mile wide. The lake was the setting for William Wordsworth's poem 'Daffodils'. Donald Campbell set the world water speed record on Ullswater in July 1955 in his jet-propelled hydroplane 'Bluebird K7'. Towns around the lake include Pooley Bridge and Glenridding, both badly affected by the 'Storm Desmond' floods in December 2015. Glenridding is especially popular with mountain walkers, who can scale England's third highest mountain (Helvellyn) from there. The area is also a stronghold of Britain's native red squirrels.

Daily Updates (Latest update )
Picture of the Day 1024x768 picture previously shown on these web pages
On This Day Events from Britain's past that occurred on
New! Daily Surprise Jigsaw A downloadable jigsaw from the archive. (These puzzles will have appeared previously on these web pages as surprise jigsaws or desktop wallpaper.) The jigsaws are cyclic, but it will currently take 14 months before they reappear.

Britain's changing seasons (Latest update Friday 23rd June 2017)

New Picture of the Moment, plus two downloadable jigsaws of Ullswater, Cumbria (1920x1080 HD widescreen desktop wallpaper)
New Jigsaw Puzzles of the Moment (new surprise and non-surprise jigsaws)
New Desktop Wallpaper - page 1 - An opportunity to catch up with some that you might have missed
New Jigsaw Puzzles from the previous 3 uploads - An opportunity to catch up with some that you might have missed

Other Updates
New 15th October 2016 Aberfan My web page commemorates those tragic events of 21st October 1966 when 116 young children and 26 adults were killed when a coal spoil heap slid down the hillside and engulfed the local school.
New 1st August 2016 Yorkshire desktop wallpaper, to celebrate 'Yorkshire Day' held every year on 1st August
New 1st March 2016 Another 31 archived jigsaws were added to the Daily Surprise section on 1st March 2016.
(You can now enjoy 15 months of daily surprise jigsaws before they reappear on the jigsaw page.)
New 9th February 2016 Flickr photos - A sample (with more to follow) of some of my favourite pictures that have been Picture of the Moment. Some are archived photos and some are currently on the wallpaper pages.
You can view a slideshow of 3 years of Beautiful Britain wallpaper via this link.

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