Monday, 31 May 2010

Cameo of the Lakes

Monday 31st May 2010.
               Last week we had 5 days up the lakes in this delightful corner of England. We didn't see anything  unusual but it was a delight to walk some of the valleys and summits in my favourite season of the year.

  We stayed in our motorhome on a site 3 minutes walk from this view

                This caught my eye ....The hawthorne in full blossom

                     Our first longer walk the climb up Great Gable

                          Bogbean in one of the mountain tarns

                                       The view down Ennerdale

                            Up the final scramble from Windy Gap
                                    The scramble to the summit
       It was worth the effort for the view looking S.W. down Wast Water
               Lunch break at Westmorland Cairn above Wasdale Head
                              Looking across to Crummock Water

                         The last of the snow on the Scafell range

                          The steep decent down to Styhead Tarn

                                        Beetle Larve..?

A few of the more unusual flowers we found on the walk

                           Butterwort... Insect eating plant

                                Sundew ....Insect eating plant

                                A poor image of a Saxifrage....
                                I think it's a Starry Saxifrage?

                             A rocky decent through Taylor Gill

                                              Taylor Gill

A birds nest besides the path in Taylor Gill...... Some kind of Pipit?

            The dry riverbed at Seathwaite the wettest place in England

The Newlands Valley and Borrowdale


                                   A drift of whte Bluebells
The Vale of Newlands with its glaciated "U" shaped valleys

                                 Derwent Water from the Cat Bells

Borrowdale looking towards Castle Crag

And finally a scenic walk over Fleetwith Pike near Buttermere

           Buttermere from Fleetwith Pike with Crummock water beyond
                            Great Gable and further back Scafell

                                       The steep decent

                                                Looking back

                     Fleetwith Pike from the popular lakeside walk
                                     The Buttermere Pines
                          Yellow Pimpernel along the lake shore
                        Walking the sheep in Buttermere village
 And finally a Delicious Scone with Strawberry Jam and Clotted Cream


  1. That looks like a strenuous few days - the cream scones were well deserved! Great photos. We haven't managed to get acros to the lakes yet this year. best wishes, Phil

  2. Fabulous scenery and photographs! You two certainly have a lot of stamina ...

  3. It looked like you did some leg trembling steep walks...the photos made me feel quite tired just looking at them, although, the last photo just made me feel hungry:-)

  4. Stunning shots,I especially liked the dandelion seed heads and the hills in the background. Surely worthy of a frame :)