19th June 2012

this morning's walk: Alcock Tarn - Heron Pike - Stone Arthur

early on a rather dismal morning as I start towards Alcock Tarn looking down on Grasmere

a glimpse of Helm Crag through the foxgloves

starting to clear over Helm Crag and Steel Fell

zooming in on Helm Crag

sunshine in the valley and stormy clouds over the fells

more cloud swirling over Helm Crag and Steel Fell

I sat on a seat beside the path for ages enjoying this rapidly changing weather

Helm Crag again with brilliant sunshine in the foreground

looking down on Grasmere from my seat

mist rising over fells further west

zooming in on the Langdale Pikes

Helm Crag now clear of cloud ..

.. and again zoomed in

looking north towards Dunmail Raise

Helm Crag again as I continue on the path to Alcock Tarn

sunshine in the Grasmere Valley

Herdwick ewe and lamb posing

looking down on Grasmere

one more shot of Helm Crag

Alcock Tarn

Alcock Tarn from above as I head to Heron Pike

looking down on Alcock Tarn from the steep slope to Heron Pike

Windermere from the slope to Heron Pike

Heron Pike summit looking south to Windermere

360 degree panorama from Heron Pike - click on the image for a larger version

Erne Crag summit looking north to Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag

looking down into the valley of Rydal Beck

Windermere below as I swing onto the ridge to Stone Arthur

Alcock Tarn, Coniston Water and Grasmere are the lakes in this shot

Stone Arthur summit looking down on Grasmere

360 degree panorama from Stone Arthur - click on the image for a larger version

the descent path with Helm Crag ahead

Helm Crag from the road at the foot of the fell