Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Lake District Trek - Braithwaite to Loweswater

It was day 2 of my 5 day trek in the Lakes with Al.

After a big breakfast at the Royal Oak in Braithwaite we were on our way at the crack of 9.45am. Golly what an early start!

From the village we climbed steadily to the summit of Causey Pike. Views improved as we waited a few minutes but it wasn't that bright.

From here we followed the ridge over Scar Crags, Sail, Eel Crags and on to Grasmoor. That's 5 Wainwright's in a day. We didn't realise this until we looked at the Harvey's map, that has them all marked, down in the valley.

We came down beside the stream between Grasmoor and Whiteside. So many waterfalls, what a beautiful walk! In several places the path had been washed away by the December storms but it was mostly easy to find an alternative since water levels weren't that high.

The pictures in black and white I also took on medium format film with my Mamiya 7 camera. The images here were taken on my Moto-X phone so that they were immediately available but I did take 16 photos today on my Mamiya.

We're staying at the Kirkstile Inn tonight, complete with it's own brewery. The Grasmoor Dark Ale was excellent!!!

Tomorrow is a short day to Buttermere, over Mellbreak then on to Scales Force. Keeping fingers crossed it stays dry.

View from Eel Crag 

Grisedale Pike 

View from Grasmoor 

Al posing, as usual 

Al being creative or in need of a toilet quickly, not sure which!

Bluebells and Whitebells


Liza Beck Falls 

Crummock Water 

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