The story behind the picture: When it snowed in December

The story behind the picture: When it snowed in December

Saturday 2nd December 2023.

It started snowing around 10:00am that day and continued throughout the day and evening. Some parts of the South Lakes area were reporting up to 30cm (12 inches) of snow by late evening. Cumbria Police estimated that about 200 vehicles had become stuck in the South Lakes area, particularly around Kendal, Bowness and Grizedale. A major incident was declared.

Emergency shelters for anyone stranded were set up at Ambleside Parish Centre.
Coniston Sports and Social Centre and the village hall in Staveley near Kendal.

Electricity North West worked to reconnect more than 7000 customers across the county who had lost electricity due to the power lines being brought down by the weight of snow. Engineers reported difficulties getting to the sites because of congestion on the roads.

Anyone that didn't need to travel could enjoy the snow...


Blue on a blue sledge going downhill
Coming to a stop on Castle Hill © Paul Holland
Girl sledging
Trying to steer © Paul Holland
Young boy in a sledge takes off from the ground
Airborne 1 © Paul Holland
Image shows a child on a red sledge in mid airAirbourne 2 © Paul Holland
Child in mid air on a green sledge
Airbourne 3 © Paul Holland
You can see more of my local photos in my monthly Kendal Photo Journal.
Image shows link image for Ice Queen blog post

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