18th December 2012

a Lake District National Park volunteers work party removing ash saplings from a planting near Bassenthwaite village
... and later at Wolt Bridge near Troutbeck


Bassenthwaite church from our starting point


heading for the work site with Skiddaw and Ullock Pike ahead


looking east to some of the planting site


looking south over Chapel Beck to Skiddaw and Ullock Pike


looking west downstream to the mist in the Bassenthwaite valley


looking upstream with Skiddaw in the distance


a fire has been started to burn the ash


another shot downstream as more mist rolls in


these tubes have been taken off ash saplings and need disinfecting before being used on new trees


Ullock Pike - conditions are too good to work - I can't stop taking pictures!


Skiddaw and Ullock Pike from the site of the fire ..


.. and again from further downstream


zooming in on Skiddaw now clear of cloud


today's second site - Trout Beck from Wolt Bridge


Blencathra from the field near the site


starting a bonfire


Great Dodd and Clough Head as the fire gets going