LOUGHRIGG TARN, WATENDLATH, ASHNESS BRIDGE - (30/10/04)
A second page of photos from our weekend in the Lake District. This page includes autumn colours at Ashness Bridge with views across Derwent Water and the hamlet of Watendlath.
|Left and centre photos are from a brief photo stop at Loughrigg Tarn as we head north towards Keswick. Our first destination for the day was Ashness Bridge which can be found off the route south from Keswick towards Borrowdale.|
|Ashness Bridge is shown in the centre photo above. Barrow Beck runs under this picturesque old packhorse bridge down to Derwent Water which can be seen in the distance. More excellent views across Derwent Water can be seen further south at Surprise View as we head towards Watendlath.|
|Another old packhorse bridge greets us at Watendlath. This tiny hamlet at 847 feet above sea level is in the care of the National Trust.|
|Watendlath Tarn is shown above and in the photo on the left is Watendlath Beck which also flows down to Derwent Water.|
|Not to be missed at Watendlath is the Caffle House Tea Room and home made cakes, although this was the last weekend it was open before closing for the winter months. Along with short walks in the local area Watendlath is a good place to start a longer route for example to Rosthwaite in the west or towards Watendlath Fell in the south and Blea Tarn and Dock Tarn.|