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Surprise View and Watendlath

This was a typical early summer's day in the Lakes, foul weather all day and then picking up in the evening. Making most of the breaking clouds, I headed down Borrowdale and up to Surprise View, stopping off at Ashness Bridge for some photos.

It was nice to see a number of young people at Surprise View who were actually taking in the late evening view and having a natter. It's a bad place for midges so I took some photos overlooking the lake and then carried on up to Watendlath.

Watendlathis both a hamlet and tarn and is over 600 ft above sea level. It's at the base of  High Tove and Armboth Fell which form part of The Central Fells. On the opposite side a bridle path goes directly from the tarn over to Rosthwaite in Borrowdale and is one of the most popular in the vicinity. The name Sir Hugh Walpole rings a bell and I think one of the farmhouses was used as a  fictional name in one of his books. The name Judith Parish also rings a bell somewhere along the line as well.