After our walk around the Fairfield Horseshoe, we stayed in Ulverston at our friends house, Dawn. Sharon had a night in with her friends, I enjoyed the cider in the local! The following day Sharon and the girls were off walking up Holme Fell, another new Wainwright for her, whilst I was off see Cathedral Cave, something I had not seen before with Dawns boyfriend Don. Then we met the girls back at Hodge Close Quarry at lunch time, and the four of us went across to Tarn Hows, and walked up Black Fell, yet another new Wainwright for Sharon. It was a great day, we both really enjoyed the wander around Tarn Hows, and onto Black Fell, its only a relatively small one but it has magnificent views. And the highlight of the day was seeing an Otter on the way back.
On the way to Hodge Close, we stopped at Torver to take some snaps across Kelly Hall tarn, and the great view to the Coniston fells.
The Old Man of Coniston
Wetherlam from the Hodge Close Quarry car park
The Langdales from the walk to Cathedral Cave
Bowfell in the distance
and a zoomed in shot
A few shots from inside Cathedral Cave, an amazing large cavern
Don and his dog .... Buddy give it some scale
Then a quick stop at Slaters Bridge, a beautiful old pack horse bridge
The very scenic Tarn Hows
Holly... at that moment when she realsies...... WATER!!!
And she was in, tail going like an outboard motor
Lovely light around the tarns in the afternoon sun
The walk up to Black Fell, far right
looking back to Tarn Hows and Coniston water beyond
Sharon on top of Black Crag
The two of us x
Sharon and Holly
Bowfell and Crinkle Crags
The Fairfield Horseshoe we had walked the previous day
The second summit cairn on Black Fell
The sun starts to set on our return
The light goes at Tarn Hows
Holly with one of her usual small sticks!
and just about to whack us around the back of the legs.....again!! ( photo courtesy of Don)
A moment of magic when I noticed ripples at the tarn side, and up popped an Otter, got as near as I could but didnt have my long lens with me, so had to settle for a poor , grainy record shot
The end of a great day as the sun sets behind the trees