Devoke Water

I had enough time for a quick walk around Devoke Water this afternoon – it is guaranteed to be far from the madding crowd up here even at the weekend.

Devoke Water

It was oddly sunny-but-not today as there seemed there was a lot of high level cloud giving shade cover a lot of the time. There has been plenty of rain over the weekend too, so this normally boggy walk was even worse today. It was a good little taster of fell life for Dougal, though, and Connie loves it up here too. Today was the first time I have had a chance to play with my new camera – of course when you upgrade you end up getting more buttons and more menus to learn – I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it all in the end. The camera was purchased with the proceeds from the 2010 calendar, so thanks to all who have bought one.

Devoke Water

The weather has been a bit on and off today and I couldn’t decide where to walk. Eventually I ended up at Devoke Water where there was a cool breeze on the tops to make it feel autumnal and it was quite squelchy underfoot. I think I just managed to dodge the rain today though with heavy downpours either side of the walk.

Devoke Water

Once again it was lovely and sunny in the Lake District and we had a walk around the lovely and tranquil Devoke Water. We walked together to Rough Crag with Casper and I continuing to Water Crag whilst Louise, Connie and Angus made a slower descent to Devoke Water. It really was lovely up there today even with the cold breeze belying the sunny photos. Later, after suitable refreshments, we enjoyed a short drive to Wasdale where the dogs got themselves cleaned up in Wast Water.

Circuit of Devoke Water

I think the weather men actually got it right today, saying it would clear throughout the morning as it duly did. Although it was warm when sheltered, the exposed tops were caught by the wind straight off the Irish Sea and made it more than a bit chilly. Brr!

Devoke Water

It was as warm today as yesterday, but unfortunately it was even hazier so there really wasn’t much of a view from our walk to Rough Crag above Devoke Water. At least there were no crowds and we had time to relax awhile and enjoy the peace and quiet in the sunshine. Someone even dabbled their toes in the water…

Devoke Water

Today was one the hottest day ever recorded around these parts – it was slightly cooler where we went, given the height and a nice cooling breeze on the tops. The main criteria today was somewhere to swim (of course!) and where better than the deserted Devoke Water – we had a great time here today and wondered where the time had gone when we got back.

Devoke Water

I had a short walk this morning around Devoke Water, a largely missed and unvisited stretch of water. This is one which gives fine views, especially on a day that was ever clearing like today. Casper is ever improving as well – now he comes on command, which is good – now I’ve just got to get Angus to do it…!

Rough Crag

It was another overcast day today with a thick band of low lying cloud over the fells. We just managed to stay below it but the views were totally obliterated from Rough Crag on the northern side of Devoke Water.

Devoke Water

This afternoon I had a short and slow walk on Birker Moor, completing a circuit of the Devoke Water shoreline. It was warm today with a slight breeze; the conditions were hazy so it wasn’t so good for views until the end of the walk. Nice to see a little bit of summer though!

The Circuit of Devoke Water

Devoke Water lies between Eskdale and the Duddon Valley and is hidden just off the Birker Fell road. The Circuit of Devoke Water gives fine views of the fells at the head of Wasdale, Eskdale and out to the Irish Sea. There was a cold, cold wind blowing from the high fells today bringing with it snow flurries, but when the clouds cleared there were some great views.

This round is described in Wainwright’s The Circuit of Devoke Water chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 144.

Whitfell Group

Weather: Dull and overcast with hill fog and sunny spells.