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