3rd July 2012

this morning's walk: Penny Rock at Grasmere to the edge of Ambleside


early morning tranquillity at Penny Rock ..


.. but very misty so I reject the idea of climbing Loughrigg


the weir at Penny Rock from the north side ..


.. and again from the south side looking up Grasmere


approaching Rydal Water


looking down on Rydal Water


the big cave


water damage on the track down from the cave


still a lot of water about


Rydal Water from the track


looking up Rydal Water with the lakeside path partially flooded


looking back out as the path enters the wood


the boathouse near the foot of Rydal Water


looking up the lake from the tranquil foot of Rydal Water


the outflow from Rydal Water


the bridge over the River Rothay


the bridge from the other side


Rydal Church


Rydal Hall


the summerhouse and falls in the grounds of Rydal Hall


friendly cows in Rydal Park


the gates and lodge at the Ambleside end of Rydal Park


walking back from Keswick to Portinscale a dramatic improvement in the weather - Causey Pike and Barrow mist free


similarly Grisedale Pike ..


.. and Catbells