13th August 2011

today's walk: Barf - Lord's Seat

ascending from Whinlatter Pass

a rope ladder over the track for red squirrels

Grisedale Pike from the forest

looking back down the forest track

the track approaching Barf

Skiddaw and the head of Bassenthwaite Lake from the track

zooming in on the Bishop of Barf and what used to be the Swan Hotel

the Vale of Keswick from the path up Barf

Lord's Seat from the path up Barf

looking back to path on which I approached through the forest

looking over the Vale of Keswick to Derwentwater

the head of Bass Lake with Dodd beyond

the Long Side Edge ridge and Dodd seen across Bass Lake

looking down Bass Lake from the top of Barf

Derwentwater from the top of Barf

looking back at Barf from the boggy ridge to Lord's Seat

Rowland approaching Lord's Seat with Grisedale Pike beyond

Lord's Seat summit looking over the Vale of Keswick to the distant Helvellyn ridge

rain coming in over Lorton Vale

Barf from the descent path

brightening sky over Grisedale Pike

Derwentwater seen on the descent

bee on a thistle ..

.. and five insects on another thistle variety