10th May 2013

today's walk: a Lake District National Park volunteer patrol from Rosthwaite in Borrowdale


leaving Rosthwaite


Castle Crag from the path out of Rosthwaite


uninviting stepping stones over the River Derwent


a much more attractive place to cross the river


the riverside path back towards the stepping stones


Herdwick ewe with Castle Crag behind


looking across to Grange Fell from my ascent route


Scaleclose Coppice - the spot where I realised that I had not followed the appointed route


Castle Crag and Grange Fell from my ascent path


at this point I decided to omit Castle Crag in order to correct my earlier error


looking down the valley to Derwentwater


zooming in on Derwentwater and Walla Crag


my turnround point - furthest north


a calm spot on the River Derwent ..


.. and a more turbulent section


looking back down the valley as I ascend the path which I should have gone up this morning


looking down again from higher up the path


Grange Fell from my turn round spot


back at the bridge ..


.. and at the stepping stones looking upstream


re-entering Rosthwaite village


tea garden looking north to Dale Head