10th February 2014

this afternoon's short walk: Hodgson How and Nichol End


The Farmers Arms with Portinscale Village Hall behind


Skiddaw seen over the A66


zooming to the snowy peaks at the head of Coledale


water beside the old railway


storm damage awkward to get through


zooming in on Barf


zooming over Braithwaite to Grisedale Pike ..


.. and over Portinscale to Great Dodd with higher snowy fells beyond


the Coledale fells


zooming up Newlands Valley to Dale Head and Hindscarth


very wet at the gateway onto Hodgson How


the trees on Hodgson How summit


zooming from the summit to Bassenthwaite Lake and the Wharrels Hill wind turbines


sheep on the east top with Lonscale Fell, Blencathra and Latrigg beyond


zooming over the A66 to Latrigg


crocuses beside Portinscale back road


sun and shadows on Portinscale back road


the water has dropped a little on the jetty at Nichol End ..


.. but the Derwent Bank one is still submerged


more Derwent Bank snowdrops


still cannot get close to Derwentwater foot


Skiddaw from the flooded area


part of Portinscale and the Derwentwater Hotel seen over the flooded area