12th February 2013

this morning's walk: Alcock Tarn

looking over Grasmere to Silver How

Dove Cottage

the seat at the start of the Alcock Tarn path looking down on Grasmere

tiny tarn beside the path as the sun rises

Helm Crag and Steel Fell from the path ..

.. and again from higher up

looking down on Grasmere

Loughrigg from my coffee stop seat

the gate into the National Trust property around Alcock Tarn

Helm Crag and Steel Fell again

another irresistable shot of Helm Crag as I reach the snowline

another look down onto Grasmere

ice on Alcock Tarn with Great Rigg in the distance

zooming in on Great Rigg

another shot over the tarn with Windermere faintly in the distance

Herdwick ewe beside the path as I turn back down

descending on the same path ..

.. but I fork right onto a permitted path heading towards the Swan Inn

the end of the permitted path

the millenium bridge leading into Grasmere village

Wordsworth's grave with snowdrops