Here we were again, up in the Lake District. Another week in Lakeland, enjoying the fantastic scenery, eating too much, trying some different beer and trying to tick off as many Wainwrights as possible. This journey I managed 11, which in 2 walks was pretty good considering I only had around 60 odd to do. I’ll be creating some posts for those walks as I sort out the photos, but basically lets say that the Far Eastern Fells are now done. I’ve walked quite a bit recently in that area and I’m now done and my gaze can turn further west from now on. We also had some shorter walks around Grasmere, at Aira Force and also at Tarn Hows, however this post is all the other places that we visited such as Ashness Bridge and Surprise View, a good half an hour at Castlerigg Stone Circle and, with staying in Keswick, lots of trips down to Derwent Water. It was another fine visit up here, but I have suggested, that maybe, we look to go to at least one other location each year, rather than the Lakes each time. So perhaps Snowdonia, the Peak District or Scotland (but that would mean not turning off at junction 40 of the M6!!). The looks I got……..
Surprise view and some fantastic weather, we had an hour or two to kill before collecting the keys for our house for the week. In good weather this is a great place to sit and watch everything going on below and the clouds moving across the sky. Skiddaw has its head in the clouds beyond Derwent Water.
The Lodore Hotel below us has an outdoor swimming pool. I hope it was heated as it was only about 6 degrees in the shade!!. That’s Maiden Moor and High Spy on the other side of the valley
Just a little down the road from Surprise View is Ashness Bridge. A fine view from here to Skiddaw
Views from our house for the week and a rainbow over Latrigg
Down at Derwent Water now. As you can see the weather has changed to overcast, however the fells in the background provide a fine backdrop.
We are at Friar’s Crag here looking into Borrowdale at the far end of the lake
Catbells is the pointy fells on the left and Causey Pike to the right
The Keswick launch sends out ripples across the lake
Now I ate a lot this week, but none better than a waffle honeycomb ice cream combo. I needed the energy for the fell walks! Honest!
Yours truly tucking in, as you can see, my arm was wrapped around the container to protect it from thieves!!
Castlerigg Stone Circle, come here on a day with white fluffy clouds, some dark clouds and sunshine. You’ll get some great photos.
To the north is Lonscale Fell, with Skiddaw in cloud up on the left
Sunburst over Castlerigg
The north western fells from Castlerigg