24th June 2011

today's walk: Gowbarrow Fell

looking up Aira Beck as it flows below the bridge in Dockray

Gowbarrow Fell from the path from Dockray

Ullswater from the path up Gowbarrow Fell

Blencathra from the path up Gowbarrow Fell

looking back down to Dockray from the path up Gowbarrow Fell

Gowbarrow Fell summit with Carrock Fell and Great Mell Fell left of the trig point

the northern fells from Dodd to Carrock Fell from the top of Gowbarrow Fell

360 degree panorama from Gowbarrow Fell - click on the image for a larger version

descending the east ridge of Gowbarrow Fell - signs of welcome work on the boggy path

most of the boggiest bits have been gravelled over

approaching the ruined shooting lodge ..

.. which used to be a good lunch spot but now doesn't look very inviting

looking back along this gorgeous path

the magic moment when it rounds a corner to reveal this view up Ullswater

Hallin Fell and a couple of yachts from the cairn above Yew Crag

the Ullswater launch in front of the Sandwick Valley

power and sail in front of Place Fell

my seat for lunch - A THANK OFFERING OCT 1905

the path continuing above Ullswater

looking up Ullswater from the path

zooming in over foxgloves to Lyulph's Tower

Aira Force

the upper part of the upper falls

wind curlew on the return to Dockray

on the way home a visit to Matterdale Church

inside the church looking east ..

.. and looking west to the unusually situated organ

Gowbarrow Fell from Matterdale Church