|An early finish from work, so with the car loaded with the bike and all the gear, I parked at Staveley and rode through|
the lanes to Bowness and fuelled up on some chips, enjoyed people watching overlooking Bowness Bay
|The On One loaded up and aboard the Windermere ferry. Only me the bike and one other passenger! The bridleway|
on the West side of the lake has been improved recently and made for rapid and easy progress
|Getting close to Black Crag as I head up onto Iron Keld. I'd arrived here via the bridleway beside Blelham Tarn|
and Outgate. The weather was excellent, the tracks very dry.
|Arriving at the summit of Black Crag, just as the sun was disappearing, the light was superb. I'd pushed from the Iron Keld bridleway. It was a struggle to find water, which was a pain.|
|One side of my tarp support! This was the veiw this morning from my bivibag.|
|And as I sat up to see the rising sun beyond my feet. The front wheel holds the other side of the tarp up.|
Poles are so last year!!
|Wetherlam and Coniston Old Man seen beyond my wild camp. The observant will see I've used an old fence post|
to tension the tarp.....it was a lucky find balanced on the large rock behind.
|South from Black Crag, a glimpse of both Tarn Hows and Coniston Water.|
|All packed and good to go, weight is secondry to bulk when bikepacking. I reckon I had about 23-25litres of space.|
|The battered Larches form the foreground with Helvellyn and Fairfield beyond.|
|No prizes for identifing the prominent peaks in this picture.|
|The splendid track which descends from Iron keld past Holly Howe to meet Tarmac at the top of Skelwith Brow|
|The permissive bridleway beside the Brathey presented superb reflections|
|Lingmoor Fell and the Langdale Pikes seen across Elterwater|
|After the climb from Elterwater I had the joy of a quiet descent of Loughrigg Terrace. Grasmere photogenic as always.|