26th February 2013

today's walk: Nab Scar and Alcock Tarn


Rydal Mount one of William Wordsworth's residences


the ladderstile leading onto Nab Scar


High Pike and Low Pike (the other end of the Fairfield horseshoe) seen over the valley


Windermere from the ridge of Nab Scar


looking down on Rydal Water with Loughrigg beyond


looking over the foot of Rydal Water to Windermere


looking over Grasmere from the ridge of Nab Scar


zooming in on the Coniston fells


the start of the path to Alcock Tarn


Alcock Tarn from above


an awkward icy barrier to reach the tarn


the foot of Alcock Tarn looking west


looking north along the frozen tarn with Great Rigg in the distance


another shot north to the head of the tarn


the descent path with Grasmere below


Helm Crag from the descent path


Helm Crag again with Steel Fell to its right


entering Grasmere village with Helm Crag ahead