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