27th November 2012

today's walk: Ambleside - Stockghyll falls - Wansfell Pike - Troutbeck - Wain Lane - Brockhole


water in the lower reaches of Stock Ghyll suggest that the falls will be at their best ..


.. a guess substantiated by the first view of the falls


Stockghyll falls from slightly higher up the path


the historic revolving gate - now with a wheelchair friendly gate at the side


the step stile onto the path over Wansfell Pike to Troutbeck


an unexpected facility - possibly for Windermere Way walkers as I have now joined this new route


looking back down on sunny Ambleside from the path up Wansfell Pike


looking south along Windermere from Wansfell Pike


zooming in on the central part of Windermere


looking north along the ridge towards the true top of Wansfell with Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke beyond


looking west from the top of Wansfell Pike


zooming in on the Langdale Pikes


joining Nanny Lane on the descent to Troutbeck


very boggy in Nanny Lane


descending into the Troutbeck Valley


the final descent into Troutbeck village


looking back north into the village


one of the wells on the road into Troutbeck


the village shop and Annie's clock


Townend historic house - closed at this time of the year


flooded fields at the top of Wain Lane


sudden sunshine looking north from the lane


looking back up Wain Lane - more of a river than a path


looking over Middlerigg Tarn


Wansfell Pike from the main road


Brockhole with a rainbow


another shot of the old house at Brockhole now the Lake District National Park Visitor Centre