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Grassmere Lake – Walking and Geocaching

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.

Grassmere Lake - Walking and Geocaching

Grassmere Lake

Moss

Grassmere Lake - Walking and Geocaching
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I also saw a very well kept “VR” post box along my walk.

VR post box

Woodland Walking

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 Sherriff's Walk


Bowness


An interesting name for a shop – click on the above image for a larger version

The remains of the Windermere Steamer The Swift

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.

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Helm Crag

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

Approach to Helm Crag

Approach to Helm Crag

Approach to Helm Crag

Approach to Helm Crag

From the saddle between Gibson Knott and Helm Crag

From the saddle between Gibson Knott and Helm Crag
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From the saddle between Gibson Knott and Helm Crag
click on the above image for a larger version – the summit of Helm Crag is on the left

Summit of Helm Crag

Summit of Helm Crag

Summit of Helm Crag

Summit of Helm Crag

Summit of Helm Crag

Summit of Helm Crag

Walking in the Rydal Valley

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.

Helm Crag
I think the rainbow is on Helm Crag

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.

Fell walking in the Lake District

Loughrigg Terrace
Loughrigg Terrace

Lake District Fell

At lunchtime I found a convenient bench, with a great view.

Grassmere
Grassmere

Alpkit cooking system
Alpkit cooking system with Sea to Summit pack and Platypus 1l roll up water bottle

Robin
I had a number of visitors when I stopped for lunch

Rydal Water
Rydal Water