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