Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Eycott Hill – 17 October

Eycott Hill and the adjacent Little Eycott were the sum total of our ‘Birkett Bagging’ efforts for the day. I am almost too embarrassed to record this but they are effectively a singleton and too far from other Birketts to be conveniently bagged with them. We were really on our way to Keswick to see a couple of exhibitions before they closed at the end of the month and realised Eycott Hill(s) would be a minor diversion which they were. The views of the Northern Fells make the diversion worthwhile and even in the flat grey light the nearby fells create a strong sense of being on the edge of somewhere very interesting.

20151017_001_wasdale-10-EditBlencathra beyond Souther Fell



20151017_002_wasdale-51-EditGreat Mell Fell and much more in the far distance

Between the exhibitions we wandered down to the Lake for the obligatory shots of water & fells with and without boats. Keswick Photographic Society have an exhibition in the Theatre by The Lake which worth a look if you are passing and afterwards we had a look into the recently refurbished Keswick Museum by the side of Fitz Park where there is a temporary but extensive exhibition of Wainwright memorabilia. This too is worth a look as is the rest of the museum.
















Being the Third Saturday in October the Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge Presentation Dinner will be held in the evening and that was our excuse to head down the coast to Wasdale where we found some spectacular later afternoon sunshine.

20151017_011_wasdale-133 Over Wast Water towards Whin Rigg and the west end of the lake

20151017_010_wasdale-132Across to the screes below Illgill Head

20151017_009_wasdale-119Wast Water – looking west

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