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