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