11th December 2011

today's walk (Keswick rambling club): Stainton - Dacre - Dunmallard Hill - Pooley Bridge - Dalemain - Stainton


looking back over Stainton to Penrith, Beacon Fell and the distant Pennines


looking over Dunmallard Hill and Ullswater to the High Street ridge from the field path to Dacre


further along the path


barn above the path


colourful sheep


the north end of the High Street ridge in the distance


descending to Dacre


Dacre Castle


Dacre Church


the 4 mysterious bears in Dacre churchyard


inside Dacre Church


a closer view of the castle


in Dacre village


heading for Dunmallard Hill (on the right)


reaching the top of Dunmallard Hill, an ancient fort and settlement


Ullswater through the trees from the southern slopes of the hill


looking up the river towards Ullswater from the bridge at Pooley Bridge


very high water looking up Ullswater from near Pooley Bridge


looking back along the riverside path with Dunmallard Hill behind


the permitted suspension bridge over the River Eamont ..


.. the right of way crosses the river through this ford - quite impossible today!


approaching Dalemain


Dalemain from the road


climbing above the road with Dunmallard Hill still visible in the distance


the last leg into Stainton