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