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