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