|Walk:||Cumbria Way, Willygrass Gill, Dock Tarn, Great Crag, Watendlath, Brund Fell, King's How, road (B5289)|
|Start Point:||Rosthwaite NT car park||Grid Reference:||NY 257 148|
|Distance:||7.5 miles||Ascent:||2,140 feet|
|Weather:||Overcast with showers in the afternoon|
|Comments:||Most of this route was very clear but the ascent of Great Crag and the descent from King's How were difficult to find. The rain in the afternoon was not very helpful when trying to locate paths but a visit to The Flock Inn Tearoom at Yew Tree Farm in Rosthwaite made a good end to the walk.|
Eagle Crag from the Cumberland Way path
Climbing beside Willygrass Gill the heather has already lost its colour . . .
but in September 2015 it was a delight
Dock Tarn . . .
Great Crag is not easy to find . . .
but we managed to locate . . .
the Wainwright summit . . .
for a group shot . . .
before leaving the rocky outcrop behind
Time for elevenses as Watendlath comes into view
Lone harebell beside the path
A couple of fishermen on the tarn . . .
have adaptations made to the boat!
The bridge to the farm . . .
is popular on many calendars
Brund Fell . . .
part of the Grange Fell Wainwright . . .
and King's How which makes up the other half
Derwent Water, looking north from King's How . . .
and looking south to Castle Crag and the high fells beyond
Time for a last photo . . .
or two before our final descent