Blencathra from Penrith

Shap Fell from Penrith

Penrith, crossroads between the Pennines and the Lakes

Cross Fell from Penrith

Penrith Town Hall

Penrith, northern gateway to the Lakes, sits at a transport crossroads, east-west between the Pennines and Lakeland, north-south on the West Coast road and rail lines to Scotland.
Red stone town hall fronted by beds of primroses fresh from the glasshouses. Clear winter air and telephoto lens photography, almost telescopic, reveals views to Blencathra (865 m.), the summits above Shap Fell and Cross Fell (893 m.) of the Pennines, all glistening with a hard frost overnight.