A beautiful day at home

Sometimes when we travel, we overlook what’s on our doorstep.  Yesterday I took the day off and went for a walk up Loughrigg in the English Lake District. This is at the northern end of Windermere, close to Ambleside and Grasmere, and can be tackled via a number of different routes.  It’s a great walk for incorporating lovely views of many bodies of water within the Lakes, including Windermere, Loughrigg Tarn, Elterwater, Grasmere and Rydal Water.  We did a circular walk starting from Pelter Bridge car park near Rydal.  It was a glorious day – clear, crisp and bright and with a light dusting of snow on the uppermost fells – as you can hopefully see from the pictures.

A lovely Lakeland property at the start of the walk, with stepping stones across to it.

Looking into the sun and down the length of Windermere.

A quick check on our whereabouts…

Sheep on the tops, with Elterwater behind.

Loughrigg Tarn.

Back down to Rydal Water.

Have you ventured out close to home lately?

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