2nd September 2013

this evening's walk: Watch Hill - a social walk for Lake District volunteers

from the foot of Bassenthwaite Lake en route to the start - Skiddaw in cloud - Ullock Pike and Dodd below it

setting out for Watch Hill

the steepest bit of the climb through the forest

looking west as we emerge from the forest

zooming in on 3 wind turbines

zooming in on Mellbreak

Des with his foot on Watch Hill summit cairn

sun on the Wharrels Hill turbines from the top of Watch Hill ..

.. and more sun southwards looking to cloud covered Grasmoor

looking back to the top of Watch Hill

zooming in over Cockermouth to the Isle of Man in the distance

the light from the setting sun on the clouds over Skiddaw

the sky westwards prior to sunset

looking south to cloud covered Grasmoor

waiting for sunset

the sun sets into cloud

descending from Watch Hill

Lionel goes up to a gate to get another shot of the sunset sky