|Walk:||The Inn on the Lake, Friar's Crag, The Ings, Calf Close Bay, path beside the Keswick road|
|Start Point:||High Street, Keswick||Grid Reference:||NY 267 232|
|Distance:||4 miles||Ascent:||320 feet|
|Comments:||The walk planned for today was to the Wainwright summit of Seathwaite Fell. By the time we arrived at the starting point the rain was quite heavy and the mist was covering the fells. Despite making an attempt at starting the walk it was decided that the weather wasn't suitable and a fast retreat was made back to the cottage. As the weather had improved in the afternoon we decided to do a short walk to Friar's Crag and past the Millennium Stone. There were some very good views and we were pleased to find that the off road paths have been extended so that there was no road walking needed.|
It was raining hard as we arrived at Seathwaite . . .
so photographs of Sourmilk Gill . . .
were taken from the car . . .
with the top waterfall looking really impressive
Returning to Keswick . . .
we decided on a walk to Friar's Crag . . .
where there is a a simple memorial of Borrowdale slate . . .
to John Ruskin . . .
whose writing on the impact that natural landscapes have on people
was a huge influence on the founders of the National Trust.
Cat Bells acoss the water . . .
and looking south . . .
towards the Jaws of Borrowdale
The Millennium Stone, a large split boulder of local Borrowdale volcanic lava . . .
placed on the boulder strewn shore of Calf Close Bay . . .
to mark 100 years of the National Trust in the Lake District
Marie & Sheila take a break
The Skidaw range of fells north of Keswick