Whinlatter wander

Derwent water

Day four of my holiday in the lake district and i decided to have a wander to Whinlatter forest again leaving the car at the campsite. The walk to the woods was quite boring and uninspiring road walking but once i got into the woods that was soon forgotten.


Bassenthwaite lake

After wandering around the woods for a while (some cracking trees) i eventually made my way up to Seat How and took a seat. The views were excellent so i lingered a while before heading back down and then up to Barf.

Monument to the Bishop of Barf

On my way to Barf i noticed what looked to me like a statue of a white teddy bear waving at me so i waved back (it was a hot day) not knowing what this was i posted a photo on twitter and got several responses telling me the story of the Bishop of Barf, twitter at its best.

Cracking views
Broom fell

After taking in the cracking views from Barf i turned and headed towards Lords seat and then on to Broom Fell where a group of three walkers asked if i could take their photo, so i obliged no probs they then asked if i wanted my photo taken? Err no thanks i like to stay this side of the camera.

More excellent views
Walkers reward

So it was time to retrace my steps to Lords seat and head back down, i decided to head towards the monument to Barf and the path he allegedly tried to ride up which was very steep, after leaving the woods i made my way to the Royal Oak pub and a well deserved pint (or two) of Jennings Cumberland Ale.


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