2nd February 2014

today's walk: Grange in Borrowdale to Portinscale


still flooded fields near Portinscale bridge ..


.. and a flooded path looking over Keswick to Clough Head and Great Dodd


zooming down the River Greta to Grisedale Pike


the double bridge at Grange


flood outside the Borrowdale Gates hotel


zooming south to Castle Crag - I think the snowy peak is Glaramara


a lot of water at the head pf Derwentwater


the boardwalk is essential


looking down the flooded lake to Walla Crag


the Chinese bridge can be reached but to reach the road wading would be necessary


Skiddaw across the flooded lake


back at the head of the lake a pair of swans pose in front of Skiddaw


another useful bit of boardwalk looking back south to King's How, Glaramara, Castle Crag and Nitting Haws


storm damage


Skiddaw from Otterbield Bay ..


.. and Blencathra framed by the same tree


Catbells


the deepest flood I had to wade through


Nichol End Marina looking to Lonscale Fell and Latrigg


Skiddaw from Nichol End


Derwent Bank hfholidays centre


the lake from the garden


a magnificent carpet of snowdrops