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