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