Friday 9 June 2017

A Circuit From Bassenthwaite Village

Out with Bill today for a wander. After a bit of discussion we decided on a low level ramble on paths neither of us had been on from Bassenthwaite village. We only saw 2 folk all the way round, the weather improved as the day went on. As always here's a few pics of the day....

From the village we crossed Chapel beck and headed up to (and round) Barkbeth Farm.
Here there was a great view back across the valley to Binsey in the background.

The bridleway descended from here as we made our way down paths and tracks to the shore of Bassenthwaite Lake.

We had lunch here on the shore at Bowness Bay (a rather quieter one this, and all the better for it!)
Ullock Pike, Longside Edge and Dodd form the backdrop.

Further along the path you could see back the length of the lake to Catbells and beyond.

The path leaves the shore and crosses what might be described as "water meadows".....they were certainly wet! Good views back to the Skiddaw group from an unusual angle.
I felt really lethargic shortly after this as we crossed farmland back to the village.
This doesn't bode well as I'm off to Scotland in a couple of days :-(

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