30th September 2013

this morning's walk: Alcock Tarn

Helm Crag and Steel Fell from the lane behind the Swan Hotel

autumnal in the lane onto the fell

seat on the fellside looking to Helm Crag

Helm Crag and the Thirlmere aqueduct heading for Manchester

looking up Greenhead Gill towards Great Rigg with Stone Arthur on the left

looking down the steep ascent path to Helm Crag and Steel Fell

viewpoint over Grasmere from near Alcock Tarn

Alcock Tarn from the same viewpoint with Windermere in the distance

looking west to the Langdale Pikes

looking down onto Grasmere village

Alcock Tarn from its south end with Great Rigg in the distance

Loughrigg from the descent path

the steepest bit of the descent path

sunshine now on Helm Crag

I've just emerged through this gate

the descent path enters the trees

autumn colours on the lane into Grasmere

entering Grasmere village

Tony Richards' favourite tree - the acer at Grasmere Garden Centre