|Walk:||Ullswater, Rattlebeck Bridge, Lanty’s Tarn, Grisedale Tarn|
|Start Point:||Parking area by Stybarrow Crag||Grid Reference:||NY 387 179|
|Distance:||12 miles||Ascent:||3,500 feet|
|Weather:||Near gale force winds and poor visibility|
Four walkers set off in the hope that the weather would take a turn for the better. In the event it took a turn for the worse and we decided on reaching Dollywagon Pike that it would be sensible to save the ridge for another day.
A broody morning over Ullswater
Signs of Autumn on the path beside Ullswater
Looking back down the Grisedale Valley from our elevenses spot . . .
and higher up the valley looks rather misty
Heavy drizzle has set in . . .
but we take a couple of minutes to pause beside . . .
Brothers' Parting Stone . . .
then continue towards the mist . . .
which has cleared by the time we reach Ruthwaite Lodge where we stop for lunch
A fallen tree is covered with bracket fungus