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