19th July 2013

this afternoon's walk: Derwentwater foot


moorhen family near the pond in the garden of the Derwentwater Hotel


looking up the River Derwent towards Derwentwater


the water level at the outflow is very low


Skiddaw


Clough Head and Great Dodd


Grisedale Pike from Portinscale back road

this evening's walk: a patrol for the National Park in Lorton Vale


Mellbreak from our parking spot


large tree in the first field


Whit Beck looking towards Graystones


an apparently contented bull with plenty of female company


weathercock as I approach High Lorton


my continuing path with Mellbreak seen over the stile


something to report - Himalayan Balsam in Whit Beck ..


.. lots of it!


Mellbreak


Whiteside


a very overgrown stile


the fieldpath to Low Swinside


looking back at Mellbreak from near Low Swinside


something else to report at High Whitbeck Bridge - the sign is pointing across the beck


evening light on Whiteside