27th March 2013

today's walk (Keswick rambling club): round Derwentwater


the lambs near Portinscale bridge seem to be thriving despite the cold weather - one of the 5 twins has a plastic jacket


looking to Dodd and Carlside - here I met the rambling club party and suggested a diversion to Derwentwater foot


some had never been here before to see the outflow from Derwentwater


canoes on Derwentwater with Grange Fell behind


looking east from Nichol End


Catbells ahead as we head towards Hawse End


heading down to the lakeshore


approaching Low Brandlehow


Walla Crag from Low Brandlehow


coffee stop at very windy Low Brandlehow


looking across Derwentwater to Blencathra and Walla Crag


zooming in on Blencathra


zooming in on Skiddaw over High Brandlehow jetty


rounding the corner at High Brandlehow


looking down Derwentwater from its head


zooming in down the lake to Skiddaw


on the boardwalk heading to the "Chinese" bridge


the rambling club party crossing the bridge


Skiddaw from the river flowing into Derwentwater


zooming up the lake from our lunch spot at Kettlewell


heading down the east shore of Derwentwater with Skiddaw ahead


looking back up the lake as we have a short stop


heading back towards Keswick


looking over Calfhow Bay to the Coledale fells


zooming in up the lake to Castle Rock with higher snowy fells beyond


zooming across the lake to Causey Pike ..


.. and to Grisedale Pike


a couple of Barnacle geese near the path back to Portinscale