Derwent Water and Catbells

Catbells towards Highscarth and Robinson

Having done a walk near Robinson, the next day of the visit say me take in a 9 mile walk around Derwent Water from Barrow Bay to the summit of Catbells and back.  It was certainly an interesting walk, which saw the first summit of the week.

The first photo opportunity on the cloudy day was Lodore Falls.

Lodore falls
Lodore falls

Then a misty scene from Mansty towards the higher grounds towards Borrowdale.

Looking towards Dale Head from Mansty
Looking towards Dale Head from Mansty

After skirting the lake, I came to a path that led up form the lake shore to Hause Gate and eventually to Catbells summit.  The climb was fairly challenging for me on the day – having not been walking for a while.  So was glad of a rest at Hause Gate.  Note the remaining images are all blended images (HDR) in Adobe camera raw.

Made it!
Made it!
Peter taking the view at Hause Gate
Peter taking the view at Hause Gate

Then it was onwards to the summit of Catbells.

The views over Derwent water and around to the surrounding mountians and valleys are impressive, even from this small summit.

From Catbells over Derwent water towards Keswick
From Catbells over Derwent water towards Keswick
Skelgill Bank from Catbells Wide Angle
Skelgill Bank from Catbells Wide Angle
Skelgill Bank from Catbells
Skelgill Bank from Catbells
View from Catbells towards High Spy
View from Catbells towards High Spy
Catbells towards Highscarth and Robinson
Catbells towards Highscarth and Robinson
Catbells towards Robinson
Catbells towards Robinson

The clouds that I was in I think helped to create some atmosphere, lifting some dull conditions.  I hope you think so too.

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