15th December 2011

today's walk: Gowbarrow Fell


looking back along the track from Dockray


the first glimpse of Ullswater


looking west over Dockray from higher up the hill


Ullswater from higher up the hill ..


.. and again from even higher


looking back along the ascent track as it flattens out higher up


approaching the summit through deep soft snow


the summit trig point with Little Mell Fell behind


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


looking east from just below the summit


the untrodden track down the south ridge


looking back up at the steepest bit - rather awkward in the deep snow


more deep snow further down the ridge


the path is clear but untrodden since the snowfall


looking back towards the summit


Ullswater comes into view as the snow thins


a streak of sunshine on Ullswater


quite abruptly below the snowline


looking back north towards the snow from the descent path


looking down from the bridge above Aira Force


Aira Force


looking down the river with Ullswater in the distance


the upper falls


Gowbarrow Fell from the road - my ascent was up to the right of the wall