19th May 2011

today's walk: Dodd


in Dodd Wood above the Mirehouse carpark


Bassenthwaite Lake from the forest road


the slopes of Carl Side from the unfrequented forest road onto the north ridge of Dodd


Bass Lake from the end of the road


looking over the River Derwent to the Coledale fells from the same spot


a narrow path winds up the north ridge of Dodd from this point


looking back down the north ridge


the last steep bit to Dodd summit


the head of Bass Lake from a rock step on the ridge


zooming down Bass Lake to Criffel over the Solway


Dodd summit looking south to Derwentwater ..


.. and southeast to the Helvellyn ridge


Keswick and Derwentwater from the south ridge of Dodd


zooming in over Derwentwater to Grange Fell with High Raise and Pike o'Stickle beyond


zooming up Newlands Valley


the descent path above Bass Lake ..


.. and through the woods


a glimpse of Derwentwater


the head of Bass Lake from the upper osprey viewpoint


the Coledale fells from the same spot


red squirrel at the lower osprey viewpoint