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