RIVER GRETA, CASTLERIGG STONE CIRCLE & BASSENTHWAITE LAKE - LAKE DISTRICT - 20/10/03 - PAGE 1 (OCT 03)
I was lucky enough to be in the Lake District this weekend to see the wonderful Autumn colours, there will be three pages in total of photographs, all to be uploaded during the week hopefully. The photos on this page were all taken on Saturday 18th October 2003. The weather was unbroken sunshine, but cold in the shade after an overnight frost. For page 2 click here or for page 3 click here.
|All the photos above were taken on our first walk of the weekend a short stroll along the banks of the River Greta|
|The river flows out of the North East Lake District below Blencathra and into Keswick, eventually running into Derwent Water.|
|Next destination is a quick look at Castlerigg Stone Circle. It is located to the East of Keswick, for a map of the area click here. There are 38 stones in total at this ancient site, owned by the National Trust. It is not just the stones that are impressive, but also the views of the surrounding hills from the stones.|
|The three photos above are of Bassenthwaite Lake, centre photo is of Ouse Bridge at the northern end of the lake, where the River Derwent runs out. It is the most northerly of the lakes and is 4 miles long and 3/4 mile wide.|