12th August 2013

today's walk: Orrest Head


the ancient footpath sign


in very dubious weather I opted to walk the recommended clockwise circuit


this sign points up the bit I had not walked before


pleasantly climbing through the trees keeping off the drizzly rain


a field full of ragwort looking down on Windermere village and lake


once a kissing gate leading onto the top part of Orrest Head


the stone to the left of this entrance


the Wainwright viewfinder


there are many seats up here - the summit one is the least comfortable


looking west from the top


zooming in on the Langdale Pikes


looking down Windermere


zooming in north towards the Kentmere fells


leaving the summit area with a lot of water droplets on the gate


looking over some Windermere rooftops to the lake


not sure why there is an old-fashioned London Transport bus at Windermere station


the Coledale fells from the Keswick to Portinscale path


Catbells, Hindscarth and Robinson from the path


in Portinscale layby I find that the apprentices have rewired the fence we worked on last Wednesday


Skiddaw from Portinscale bridge - briefly in sunshine