Lake District walks - Gowbarrow Fell

Here is the bridge at Dockray.  The path starts about 100 yards along the road to the right.

This is one of the four houses at Ulcat Row, and we have started climbing.

Looking north to Great Mell Fell.

The fell-top cairn, looking north-east over Ullswater towards the Pennines.

Looking further to the north.  You can see Little Mell Fell, and Penrith.

The top plateau, with Blencathra in the distance

Penrith and the Pennines, from the top plateau.

We have now turned south-east, down the main path from the top (not shown on my OS map), and you can see some of the high fells at the southern end of Ullswater.  This picture was taken at 5x zoom, so they are not that close.

This is without any zoom, so you can see the southern end of the lake.  Directly beyond the lake, in the centre, is St Sunday Crag, in front of Fairfield; moving right you see Dollywaggon Pike behind Striding Edge which leads up to Helvellyn, the highest point on the right

Slightly lower down, so you can see Glencoyne Park, which is where you can admire Wordsworth's "host of golden daffodils".

The trees in the foreground hide Aira Beck and Aira Force.

Here are some pictures of the daffodils.  Samba certainly appreciated them...

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© P. G. R. Rigg 17/4/06