27th January 2014

this morning's walk: Walla Crag

I was dropped on the A591 to take the path to Rakefoot - here looking south to the cloud covered but snowy Helvellyn range

very muddy on the path to Rakefoot

Clough Head seen over floods

looking to Walla Crag over Rakefoot Farm

the Coledale fells from the field path to Rakefoot

zooming in on Grisedale Pike

a good thing there is a footbridge at Rakefoot as the ford looks rather deep

unexpected sun on Dodd ..

.. but it didn't last long - here looking over the wall and Keswick on the ascent path to Bassenthwaite Lake and Dodd

looking back down the ascent path to cloud covered Blencathra

looking down Derwentwater

looking across Derwentwater to the Coledale fells

zooming in on Derwent Isle and its mansion

Bleaberry Fell from the top of Walla Crag

looking west from the summit area - its unique in my experience to have this summit to myself!

zooming south to King's How and Castle Crag

very boggy on the way to the gate

zooming in on Dodd past some nicely lined up trees

the descent track with cloud covered Blencathra ahead

back at the bridge and ford

Walla Crag from the descent path to Keswick

the descent path

zooming over Keswick towards Barf from Springs Road

sun on Dodd and Carlside from flooded fields on the way home to Portinscale

zooming in on Carlside and Carlsleddam

Walla Crag and Bleaberry Fell reflected in flood water beside the Howrah footpath to Portinscale