6th May 2013

today's walk: round Rannerdale Knotts


the Bridge Hotel in Buttermere village


these thriving daffodils on the river bank suggest that I might be too early for the Rannerdale bluebells


looking back down the path up Mill Beck


looking from the head of Rannerdale to Crummock Water with Loweswater beyond


looking back up Rannerdale


looking down Rannerdale from near the bridge


another shot down from below the bridge looking to Crummock Water


Herdwick ewe with two black lambs


the bluebells are going to be very late this year - this was about the best I could find


Mellbreak from the path out of Rannerdale


looking back to Whiteless Pike


a guided walk led by two Lake District National Park volunteers I knew, looking for the elusive bluebells


looking down Crummock Water


the bridleway heading for the head of Crummock Water


zooming in on the head of Crummock Water


Mellbreak with a goose on an island and a couple of canoes


primroses on the lake shore


another shot of Mellbreak ..


.. and again with gorse in front


zooming in on Haystacks from the return path to Buttermere village


one last shot down Crummock Water to Mellbreak


Herdwick lamb getting a drink of milk


Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks from the track to Buttermere village


with time to spare before the bus home I wandered down to Buttermere shore for this classic shot up the lake