Friday, 2 April 2010

Two wet and wintery days in Borrowdale

Friday 2nd April 2010.
      We've just arrived home after spending 3 nights in Keswick in the Lake District in our motor home. Generally we're lucky with the weather but not this time it rained all day on our first walk and on the second day we had the snow, being on the edge of the wintery weather which effected Scotland and Ireland.Both our walks were fairly low level because of the low cloud on the first day and the snow on the second day
  The first walk was from Rosthwaite in Borrowdale via Watendlath tarn  following the valley down to Ashness Bridge and then back along the fell side to Keswick about 7.5 miles.
Rosthwaite in Upper Borrowdale
                 Watendlath, the view on many a calendar

                     Shepherds Crag overlooking Derwent Water
                      Ashness Bridge and in  the distance Skiddaw
                                        Golden Saxifrage
                                 Along the fellside back to Keswick
                 The high water mark of last autumns terrible floods

       Our second walk..... from Seatoller in Upper Borrowdale along the fell side back to Keswick about 9.5 miles.
  Our motorhome on the Caravanning and Camping Club Site at Keswick
                                          Above Seatoller 
                      Along the fell to Castle Crag  (centre distance)
                                 Rosthwaite in Upper Borrowdale
                                                Castle Crag
                                        Climbing Castle Crag
                                Upper Borrowdale from Castle crag
                      River Derwent and the Borrowdale Woods

                    A wintery scene looking across to the Cat Bells.

A few Shots from The Town Cass Keswick the following morning (Thurs 1st April)

                                         The Cat Bells


  1. Some great photos - looks like you had a good time despite the weather.

  2. Shame about the weather but the scenery looked amazing...hope your motorhome was warm and snug:-)

  3. Your "Rosthwaite in Upper Borrowdale" took my breath away. Beautiful!