26th June 2012

this morning's walk: Watches - Skill Beck Trail - St Bega's church


looking down on Bassenthwaite Lake from the Skill Beck trail


looking over Bass Lake to Sale Fell ..


.. and a bit further south to yesterday's hills, Barf and Lord's Seat


I followed a faint but persistent track around the western flanks of Watches


looking back along this track


turning the corner to see Skiddaw across Southerndale


approaching Watches with Ullock Pike beyond


looking back north from Watches with Binsey in the distance


Longside Edge and Ullock Pike from Watches


Skiddaw from Watches


looking up Southerndale


Bass Lake from the descent from Watches


foxgloves on the Skill Beck trail


on the public footpath around Mirehouse


on this pleasant path


Mirehouse from the path


Mirehouse with Dodd behind


approaching St Bega's church


flood defences at the door of the church


high water at the lakeside


this morning's ridge from the church


looking back at St Bega's


zooming in on the Watches ridge


flooding at the head of Bass Lake photographed on the way home