15th February 2014

this afternoon's walk after a very wet morning: Portinscale bridge - failure to reach Derwentwater foot - Nichol End

Skiddaw over a very full River Derwent just below Portinscale bridge

looking upstream to Portinscale bridge

flooded fields from the bridge with Latrigg in the distance

Skiddaw from the other side of the bridge

no hope of getting to Derwentwater foot this afternoon

the track to the riverside path and boardwalks

equally inaccessible from the other direction

looking over the floods to the Skiddaw massif ..

.. and to Portinscale and the Derwentwater Hotel

Lonscale Fell and Latrigg with Blencathra behind

the submergered jetty at Derwent Bank with Walla Crag and Bleaberry Fell in the distance

zooming in on Clough Head

very wet again on the jetty at Nichol End

Skiddaw from Nichol End

zooming in on Skiddaw and Little Man with Carlsleddam below

the snowdrop carpet at Derwent Bank again

more snowdrops

the Coledale fells from Portinscale back road