Tuesday, 22 March 2011

I never tire of the Engish Lakes

Tues 22nd March 2011
                       Last week we had  4 nights up in the Lakes, the start of another season in our motor home. We had 2 walks up onto the fells  in contrasting weather. The first walk in fair weather and the second walk in fairly foul conditions but the day improved with the mist and driving drizzle giving way to brighter spells with the change in the wind direction bringing the occasional light snow shower.

                                Early spring at Seatoller

                            On the fells above Honister Pass

                                    Frogspawn at 2400ft

                                    Looking across to Pillar

                       The cairn on the summit of Dale Head 2470ft

                                 The Vale of Newlands

                            Buttermere from Hindscarth Edge

                             Back along the ridge to Dale Head

                         Red Crag below the summit of High Spy

                   Club Moss a plant of the higher wet mountains

                       The ridge down to Dalehead Tarn

               Back down into Borrowdale through Rigghead Quarries

 Poor weather conditions on the start of our second walk

                 The summit of Barrow looking towards Causey Pike

                On route to Outerside the second summit of the day
                with Cragg Hill in the background

               One of the many Lichens growing in the boggy areas

                  Approaching Causey Pike along the western ridge

                                  The Summit 2100ft

                       Towards Derwent Water and Keswick

                       Atmospheric views across to the Cat Bells

                   The eastern side and a scramble on the descent

                                         The eastern side

                      The glaciated  valleys of the Vale of Newlands

      And finally another steep path back down into the Newlands Valley


  1. Lovely pics...last time I was in the Lake District I was sailing on Lake Windemere with the children and only got to the top of a peak once to see the great views.

  2. Hi Dave
    Keep on blogging. Its great to follow you and Audrey on your trips. Planning a trip around Scotland end may will keep you posted.

    Dave B