Sunday 17th January 2010

 

Start Point : Church Bridge Troutbeck (NY 412 027)

                   

Distance : 5.3 miles          Height Ascended : 430 metres

 

Route Map

    

 

     St John’s Well                                                                              St James Well

 

Margarets Well

 

In the village of Troutbeck there are three wells built in to the wall by the side of the road

which were much used in times gone by by horses making their way up to the Kirkstone Pass

 

 

A view across Troutbeck Valley towards Jesus Church

 

Troutbeck sunrise

 

Nanny Lane still with deep accumulations of snow even at the lower end

 

A brief glimpse  of the Yoke / Ill Bell ridge across The Hundreds…………………………

 

………………………..and again over Dod Hill

 

Violet's got stile

 

A momentary touch of sunlight

 

Windermere appears as the summit of Wansfell is approached

 

A layer of low cloud descends across the ridge

 

A misty Wansfell ridge…………………..

 

………………………………a brighter prospect

 

Windermere from Wansfell Pike

 

Violet surveys the scenery from the summit of Wansfell Pike

 

Looking back north along the ridge

 

A splash of colour around Ambleside as the thaw continues

 

The sun trys to break through the thin cloud

 

A rather gloomy looking Windermere

 

There are still some significant accumulations of snow even at these relatively low atitudes

 

Walker's clothing add some colour to this otherwise dreary scene on 'highway' Nanny Lane

 

Sour Howes