13th May 2012

today's windy walk (Keswick rambling club): Rannerdale and Crummock Water

walking towards Rannerdale above Crummock Water

Rannerdale Knotts ahead

Rannerdale and the bluebells ahead

looking over the bluebells to Whiteless Pike

Mellbreak and Crummock Water

looking back at the bluebells as we head up Rannerdale

looking down Rannerdale from near the top

descending towards Buttermere with High Stile and Red Pike ahead

zooming in on Haystacks and Scarth Gap

heading back above Crummock Water

looking back to Buttermere

Mellbreak ahead

looking over the head of Crummock Water to Red Pike

looking back over the head of Crummock Water to Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks

back into the bluebell area with Grasmoor ahead

windswept water on Crummock Water as we walk along the shore path

Rannerdale Knotts and white horses from the shore path

looking up Crummock Water from its foot

the outflow from Crummock Water with Rannerdale Knotts beyond

the strong wind is driving spray over the wall at the outflow

Grasmoor from the return path to Lanthwaite Green

Whiteside from the return path - we were scheduled to go up there today but it was a good decision to stay low!