For my last day in the Lakes I parked up near Grassmere and walked on the other side of Grassmere Lake to where I was on Monday. Although most of the day was overcast there were some splashes of sun and even a short sunset, but that was when I was in the car heading back.
I also saw a very well kept “VR” post box along my walk.
It was a dark and grey day today so I went walking locally using geocaches as my guide. Score for the day was five and it took me on an interesting walk around Bowness.
The Sherriff’s Walk
It was named after G. H. Pattinson who originally presented this land to the public, he was a former ‘High Sherriff of Cumbria’.
The remains of the Windermere Steamer The Swift. When the boat could not be preserved some parts were saved and now the are a feature at a shopping parade in the town.
The remains of the Windermere Steamer The Swift. Read more.
I visited here as there is a geocache nearby.
I had to work on some quotes and documentation this morning, so I did not leave the timeshare until nearly midday, which meant it was about 1pm when I set out for Helm Crag. This meant that I did not have enough time to find the geocache that is near the summit but I did have time for some photographs.
Approach to Helm Crag
From the saddle between Gibson Knott and Helm Crag
Summit of Helm Crag
The weather improved today so I travelled a few miles up the road past Rydal, parked and went walking and geocaching. Geocache score for the day 2.
I crossed the river between Grassmere and Rydal Water and climbed up from there towards Loughrigg Fell. It stayed dry and sometimes sunny where I was but I could see the rain in the distance.
At lunchtime I found a convenient bench, with a great view.