Wednesday 31 August 2011

On Derwent Water - A Week in Cumbria - Day 5.

Lakes in High Stand Wood, Cumbria

After another early morning dog walk around High Stand Wood, we set off for another day on the water. The weather was mild, if a little grey, but the forecast was for a dry day.

River Derwent, Borrowdale,
views south

We parked up at the National Trust car park on the shore of Derwent Water at NY267195, paddling south into the River Derwent.

Barnacle Geese, River Derwent, Borrowdale

Heron, River Derwent, Borrowdale

We paddled upstream until the river becme too shallow, just north of Grange.

River Derwent, Borrowdale

Then back downstream to Derwent Water, and along the western shore.

Skiddaw, from south Derwent Water
We had lunch just south of Victoria Bay.
Views south on Derwent Water

Lonscale Fell and Blencathra from Derwent Water
We had an explore of St. Herbert's Island,

Skiddaw from St. Herbert's Island, Derwent Water - Jim

On St. Herbert's Island,
Derwent Water

Derwent Water from St. Herbert's Island

 Before paddling on around the north shore, stopping at Keswick for an ice cream, the dogs having a swim in the lake.

Derwent Water
A final paddle back up the eastern shore and around the islands again, took us back to the car park.

We finished our day with another walk aroung High Stand Woods, by the campsite.

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