We are now well into October, the autumn colours are developing and the geese are flying noisily overhead in large V shapes. The rainbow picture which I took a couple of days ago while walking the dog is indicative of the range of weather we have been experiencing recently, the bridge at Crummock below shows another aspect of it.

On a somewhat grey day last week I walked with some friends from Spout Force through the forest to Lords Seat and back over Broom Fell. Even though the light was not good the view towards the silhouettes of the distant fells was impressive.

One of my all time favourite place to visit is Watendlath, it’s a lovely walk over the fell from Rosthwaite with a stop for coffee and a rock bun at the tea shop.

Judith Paris of the the Rogue Herries books by Hugh Walpole was said to live here, I think it probably looks a little different today. Below is a picture of the cobbles over the old packhorse bridge.

Today I walked to another tarn, Easedale Tarn, from Grasmere, it is a long time since I have been there but it was a lovely walk in glorious sunshine.

The rock in the photo below is by the tarn and apparently there used to be a small café for walkers beside this many, many years years ago.


For those of you interested in what has been happening to the footpath to Pottergill along the woods behind Foulsyke, the owner who had totally wrecked the path by bulldozing a wide track through to carry vehicles has recently lost his appeal to the enforcement order requiring him to return the path to its previous state.