12th December 2012

today's walk (Keswick rambling club Christmas lunch walk): Watches


climbing above Bassenthwaite Lake


higher up looking down on Bass Lake


Binsey from the spot where we turn up onto the ridge


heading onto the ridge - a big turn out because this walk is followed by Christmas lunch


looking down to the foot of Bass Lake


turning our backs on the Ullock Pike ridge which is being climbed by another party from Keswick rambling club


on the ridge above Bass Lake


at The Watches with Binsey beyond


looking back at The Watches as the sun comes up over Longside Edge


on the steep descent from The Watches


blue sky and Binsey on the descent


the descent path above Southerndale


looking back to Skiddaw from the descent


heading down with Watch Hill in the distance


looking back to Skiddaw and the Ullock Pike ridge


zooming in on the Ullock Pike ridge


a very boggy spot despite the heavy frost


heading back east into the sunshine


the track back to Ravenstone Hotel


Enjoying lunch in Ravenstone Hotel