Derwent Water

Seathwaite

North Western Lake District

Route: Seathwaite to Portinscale

Area: North Western Lake District

Date of walk: 28th November 2013

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 10.5 miles

Ascent: 1,000 feet

The Allerdale Ramble is a long distance walk of about 50 miles starting at Seathwaite in Central Lake District and heading north, then striking west to follow the coast as far as Grune Point. Today we walked the first leg of the ramble – we hope to add the others over the course of the next few months (click here for the second leg)

As it is a linear walk we had to use two cars so as to be able to return to our start point. From Seathwaite we headed north, with spectacular fells towering over us on both sides. The weather was dull to start with, but on the approach towards Keswick some blue sky and sun appeared and it turned into a beautiful afteroon, with perfect light for photography

We took a minor detour to Nichol End Marine to enjoy the late afternoon sun over Derwent Water. The scenery had been of the highest order throughout the whole journey and it was an inspiring walk – we look forward to stage 2 of the Ramble

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