24th June 2012

today's walk: round Buttermere


The Fish as I get off the Honister Rambler bus in Buttermere village


looking across to Sourmilk Gill


High Crag and High Stile in cloud as I approach Buttermere


looking up to High Snockrigg which appears to be cloud free


looking across Buttermere towards Red Pike


not sure if this tree is a victim of recent gales or has been down for a long time


flooded gate - I climbed the fence to avoid wet feet


looking back at the same gate with Mellbreak in the distance


in the tunnel


emerging from the tunnel


the path was flooded here requiring either a wade or a rocky scramble to avoid it


Fleetwith Pike ahead


looking over the lake to Comb Beck


a brave swimmer in the lake, although the Great North Swim in Windermere has been cancelled


another swimmer in this shot looking across to Comb Beck


looking down Gatesgarthdale Beck at Gatesgarth


looking up Gatesgarthdale Beck to some appropriately equipped walkers


looking down Warnscale Beck to Buttermere from Peggy's Bridge


looking up Warnscale Beck from Peggy's Bridge


Fleetwith Pike from Peggy's Bridge


trees under water at the head of Buttermere with Fleetwith Pike behind


more flooding on the path near Buttermere foot


flooded fields at Buttermere foot


looking up Buttermere to Fleetwith Pike