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


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