14th January 2012

a visit to Isel Church and an ascent of Watch Hill

Skiddaw from the foot of Bassenthwaite Lake on the way to Isel

Isel church

inside the church

Isel Hall from the churchyard

the old vicarage

Skiddaw from Isel bridge

looking down the River Derwent to Isel bridge

Skiddaw from the river bank

Isel Hall from the bridleway below Watch Hill

climbing onto the ridge of Watch Hill from the bridleway

zooming southwards to Lorton Vale

Lord's Seat and Barrow from the ridge

approaching the top of Watch Hill with Skiddaw beyond

still frosty on the shady descent with Binsey in the distance

looking back from the road into the very boggy final field