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