Author Topic: TR A walk on the shore path at Derwent Water Sat 1 Dec 18  (Read 312 times)

April

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The weather forecast wasn't great for Saturday, mostly rain and the promised low cloud was really low as we travelled along the A66. We sacked the idea of going over the Mell Fells, they couldn't be seen, they were under clag. We ended up in Keswick and did a walk along the Derwent Water shore instead.

The view from one of the jetties at the Landing Stages at Keswick


The lake was pretty high and there had been flood warnings for Keswick Campsite. I think the water had receded a bit on Saturday.

Raven Crag from The Ings


Kings How from The Ings


The rain wasn't bad really, it wasn't constant, more just mizzly stuff.

Catbells with low cloud drifting across it


The millennium stone is half covered, with Kings How and Castle Crag in the background


A Mandarin duck


We didn't know what this was and we thought its feathers were damaged at the back! I looked it up when I got home. They are "sails" and meant to be like this. What a wonderful looking bird, a male, I'm sure I've never seen one before.

Kings How and Castle Crag


Beefy and Squeaky


We stopped for some lunch just passed where Cat Gill enters the lake

We had what I think is a black-headed gull for company


The gull with the mist on the flanks of Catbells


Squeaky was watching the gull intently


Raven Crag again


We'd retraced our steps and the weather had brightened up a bit

Catbells across Derwent Water


Our route was Keswick - Keswick Campsite - Town Cass - Derwent Water shore path to Cat Gill - return to Keswick via Hope Park. 9.65km with not much ascent. It wasn't a bad walk considering we had expected a totally rubbish day. It was lovely to see the Mandarin duck  :)
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

beefy

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Great pics Ape
The duck has lovely colours, 8)
Squeaky was after scoffing that gull  :o
Was a nice walk O0
DRIP COFFINS  :D

sunnydale

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More lovely photos April. Always nice to see Mandarin ducks O0  We get them down in the Dales where I am but they don't like to be spotted!  Quite secretive birds.
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pdstsp

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Well you made the most of that day ! Great pics, love the duck, and how did you stop Squeaky chasing that gull? My two would have been chomping.

Ridge

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Lovely atmospheric shots across the lake.
Over hill, over dale. Thorough brush, thorough brier....
I do wander every where

adalard

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Love the effects of the clouds "flowing" down from the fells, April, and that's a great pic of Beefy and Squeaky.  O0


That walk along the shore by Keswick is always a good one, any time of year.  :)

April

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Thanks everyone  :)

how did you stop Squeaky chasing that gull? My two would have been chomping.

Beefy had a tight hold of her or she would have had it  :o
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henryb

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Good route April for a cloudy day O0

pleb

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Nice lake views, but why the pic of the old wino and his dog? It IS a walking forum, you know  ;D

beefy

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Nice lake views, but why the pic of the old wino and his dog?  >:(  t IS a walking forum, you know  ;D
bloomin pesky pleb  >:( :tickedoff: :tickedoff: :tickedoff:
 >:( >:(
You can go off people ya know  >:(

DRIP COFFINS  :D

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Re: TR A walk on the shore path at Derwent Water Sat 1 Dec 18
« Reply #10 on: 13:16:31, 07/12/18 »
Thanks henry  O0

 ;D @ pleb
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Re: TR A walk on the shore path at Derwent Water Sat 1 Dec 18
« Reply #11 on: 13:46:42, 07/12/18 »
Lovely pics , done this walk a few times myself and still one off my favorites .