|Walk:||Silver How, Allan Bank grounds, Grasmere, Alcock Tarn, Rydal and Loughrigg Terrace|
|Start Point:||Walthwaite Bottom||Grid Reference:||NY 329 051|
|Distance:||11.5 miles||Ascent:||3,200 feet|
|Weather:||Wet in the morning but dry in the afternoon|
This walk was like a tale with two halves.
Near the start of the walk - but no more photos till the afternoon
The cloud is lifting as we start our second climb . . .
and Loughrigg fell can be seen
Higher still cloud hovers around Helm Crag and Steel Fell
Silver How can just be seen to the left of the Langdale Pikes in the far distance
Arriving at Alcock Tarn . . .
we find a sheltered spot for lunch
Windermere comes into view as we leave Alcock Tarn . . .
taking time for a look back on the way
Typical Lakeland scenery
Zooming across the valley to capture Sourmilk Gill on the other side of Grasmere
A good path leads down . . .
as we take time for a group shot . . .
before heading through the woodland
There seems to be something unusual about this tree trunk . . .
which causes a little humour
Who says money doesn't grow on trees??
Two pence and ten pence coins seem to be the main currency here
Sun highlights Nab Scar as it is reflected in Rydal Water . . .
and again from further along the path