Gowbarrow Fell and Aira Force
Tue 9th September 2014
What a great way to end the Shepherds Walks Lake District walks for this Summer, an absolute perfect day weather wise with clear blue sky and bright sunshine.
We set off from Pooley Bridge and headed to probably the best lake in the Lake District, namely Ullswater. Just about every corner meant a photo stop, such was the feast for the eyes. Particularly pleasing was the iconic Duke of Portland boat house.
Off through the woods we climbed with more views opening up across to Arthurs Pike and Bonscale Pike, the location of our first walk back in April. Then through the charming hamlet of Bennethead and onwards to Watermillock church where we paused to take a look around the peaceful church and surrounding gardens. Then a climb up into a long stretch of forest, eerily atmospheric.
Out we came, back into sunshine and then up to our ’Wainwright’ ie Gowbarrow Fell. Yet more superb views, and panoramic too. Then back down to the final view point ,overlooking pretty much all of Ullswater. We then dropped into the Aira Force valley and yet more photos of this famous waterfall.
An absolute belter of a day!