17th July 2013

today's walk (Keswick rambling club): Loughrigg Terrace - Nab Scar - Heron Pike


Grasmere from our starting point at The Lea


the terrace on the Lea looking over Grasmere


climbing up through Burthalyp Wood


a glimpse of Grasmere from the wood


Grasmere from Loughrigg Terrace with some swimmers in the water near the weir


looking back over Grasmere to Silver How


descending towards Rydal Water



coffee stop on the shore of Rydal Water looking to Clough Head and the Helvellyn ridge


leaving the coffee stop - an area which is often difficult to negotiate when the water is high


looking back up Rydal Water towards Silver How


the bridge over the River Brathay


cottage in Rydal village


Rydal Water from the path up Nab Scar


the foot of Rydal Water looking south to Ambleside and Windermere


Ambleside and Windermere from the ridge of Nab Scar


higher up the ridge


Grasmere from the ridge


because of the heat two of us opted out of Heron Pike and went straight down to Alcock Tarn


Alcock Tarn looking north to Great Rigg


the Heron Pike summiteers crossing the dam of Alcock Tarn


looking down on Grasmere village from the descent path


looking north from the descent path


descending towards Grasmere


Helm Crag from the descent path