There was a definite north/south divide in
the morning weather today and the sun shone brightly over
Keswick as I crossed Dunmail Raise. This was a relatively
easy walk on lower ground across lovely summer meadows and
taking in the delightful Tewet Tarn and High Rigg on the
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On the way to Keswick this morning...
This is Yew Tree Tarn between Coniston and Ambleside
and it is pretty well empty.
I got talking to the chap on the dam - he is a
surveyor and he told me it has a leak...at least it's not the drought!
The dry bed of Yew Tree Tarn.
As often seems to happen, the crossing of Dunmail
Raise brought different weather and it was much sunnier in the north
than the south.
Blencathra from Castlerigg Stone Circle.
Today's target of High Rigg in the mid-distance and
the Dodds and Helvellyn beyond.
Skiddaw and the Stone Circle.
Big Blencathra from the crossing to Naddle Bridge.
Looking across the fields to Castlerigg Fell.
Skiddaw and Blencathra panoramic view.
Approaching Tewet Tarn. There were lots of cows to the
left of this photo so I had to choose a route for me and the 'cow
magnets' very carefully.
Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell from Tewet Tarn.
A dip in the tarn for the boys, High Rigg ahead.
...and from higher up.
High Rigg from Low Rigg.
On the way to the youth centre and the church.
A peep over the wall to St John's in the Vale Church.