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