5th January 2012

today's walk: a wander near Ashness bridge


path up from near the foot of the Watendlath road


looking up Derwentwater from where it joins the path to Ashness bridge


zooming in on King's How, Castle Crag and the higher fells beyond


looking down Derwentwater from the same spot


Ashness bridge from below ..


.. and the classic view from above with Skiddaw in cloud


a fall higher up Barrow Beck


the first sun I've seen this year - looking over the head of Derwentwater to Maiden Moor


looking north over Derwentwater to a glimse of Bassenthwaite Lake


the head of Derwentwater from the highest point I reached on this hillside


zooming southwards from the same spot


Ashness Farm


looking back at Ashness Farm after I'd crossed this ford


Skiddaw and Derwentwater from Surprise View


looking over Derwentwater to Catbells from Surprise View


Maiden Moor and the head of Derwentwater from Surprise View


zooming in on the flooded track to the Chinese bridge


the road down towards Ashness bridge


Ashness bridge again with Skiddaw now clear of cloud


the upper falls in the grounds of Barrow House


the full length of the falls


the view from Barrow House, now a private hostel


Derwentwater Youth Hostel


the path in Barrow Bay and round the point here is completely submerged


Catbells from the partly submerged jetty at Watendlath road end


Skiddaw from the jetty