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