Sunday, 14 June 2015

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.

Watendlath is 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.

The sun had now dropped below the fells so the light wasn't too good. I just had a quick walk around the village and took a couple of snaps of the rowing boats on the tarn and then headed back down to Surprise view where I caught the last of the sun.

Then it was back to the caravan site and a couple of beers.



Ashness Bridge

Barrow Beck, Ashness.

Low Crag Wood

Low Crag Wood

Low Crag Wood

Low Crag Wood

Surprise View

Surprise View

Surprise View

Watendlath

Watendlath

Roses at Watendlath

Surprise View

Low Crag Woods

Cartmel

It must have been over twenty years since I was last in Cartmel and as you'd expect from this sleepy corner of Cumbria, the place hadn&#...