8th March 2012

today's walk: around Rydal Water - a walk to celebrate International Women's Day organized by Keswick Oxfam Shop

we are all provided with pink balloons courtesy of Oxfam

setting out from White Moss carpark

Helm Crag seen over the wall on the way to Dove Cottage

Dove Cottage - home of William Wordsworth

in the garden of Dove Cottage an excert from Dorothy Wordsworth's diary

Silver How seen over Grasmere from the ascent to the coffin road

a glimpse of Rydal Water through the birches

another look back at Silver How

Loughrigg seen over Rydal Water

on the old coffin route towards Rydal

Rydal Water and the eastern slopes of Loughrigg from the coffin route

Gillian posing on the coffin resting stone

continuing east on the coffin route

the foot of Rydal Water from the coffin route

photographing back up Rydal Water and back along the coffin route

daffodils not yet at their best in Dora's Field ..

.. but they are coming!

Rydal church tower from Dora's Field

Rydal church from the south

approaching Rydal Hall

sculpture in the grounds by a female sculptress whose name I can't remember

the angel - not sure if this is by the same woman or just inspired by her

waterfall and grotto in the grounds of Rydal Hall

looking back to Nab Scar as we head towards Ambleside

plaques to two significant women in Ambleside

we went into the interesting Armitt Museum created by two sisters but photos were not allowed inside

approaching Pelter Bridge on the back road round Ambleside

looking up Rydal Water to Silver How and Blea Crag

the path beside Rydal Water with Loughrigg ahead

the rocky bit beside Rydal Water shore with Silver How ahead