Lake District, October/November 2015

After a damp morning catching up on some work, a visit to the Roman fort at Ambleside (somewhere I’ve wanted to visit for a very long time but never quite got around to) and a walk to Loughrigg Tarn just before the mists came down.

The granary in the Roman fort at Ambleside. Note the heavily buttressed stone walls
The South Gate. Note the hole in the stone, a pivot hole for the wooden gate.
A very verdant dry stone wall in Ambleside
The mist starts to appear over Loughrigg Tarn as the day cools

Whinlatter – Wainwright 205

Well, I got to the summit so it is ticked off, but it was a miserable wet walk and it killed my phone – I should have stayed home. One to do another day when the ground is dry and springy, and the views are extensive.

Helvellyn from Thirlmere

After excessive wetness yesterday, this morning was cloudy but I decided to see if I could get above the clouds. A very pleasant walk – with hindsight I should have left it an hour or two.

A bit of cloud below me, but most of it is above
Having visited the summit of Helvellyn and Helvellyn Lower Man in thick fog, it is now starting to break up.
Ah, now that’s better.
Plenty of cloud to the west
The north-western fells peek into view in the distance
Returning to the car the weather is delightful – too hot if anything
Fisherplace Gill Falls – an impressive sight with a long chain of waterfalls, including behind me, but very difficult to capture on camera

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