Sunday 12th December 2010

 

Start Point : Grasmere (NY 336 073)

                   

Distance : 8.5 miles          Height Ascended : 750 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

The Duke of Portland Boathouse, Pooley Bridge.

Once owned, in the mid-18th century, by the third Duke of Portland - now a luxury holiday let.

 

Looking south from the path above Aira Force towards St Sunday Crag.

 

High Force - partially frozen today.

 

Following the wall above High Force northwards  where the views south to the head of Ullswater soon open up.

 

Rannerside, Matterdale Common, over Parkgate Farm.

 

Looking over Dockray again towards Great Dodd.

 

Clough Head comes into view as the summit is approached.

 

Great wintery views from the summit…………………………the northerly aspect………………….

 

…………………Great Mell Fell…………….

 

……………….the Dodds……………….

 

………………………Great Mell Fell again……………….

 

…………..towards the Northern Pennines……………….

 

The ruins of the old shooting box.

 

Sandwick Bay.

 

Looking down Ullswater from the top of Yew Crag.

 

The head of Ullswater from Green Hill.

 

A semi-frozen Aira Force.

 

The upper falls………….as cold as it looks.

 

Aira Force

 

The lower reaches of Aira Beck.

 

Car Park attendant……………..

 

……………….and a hungry Robin.