Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Grasmere to Ambleside via Loughrigg Terrace 26th May 2010

We had to abandon our first choice and re-arrange our programme, because just has we were about to set off the heavens opened, which meant we had to wait for sometime for the rain to die down so we decided to head off up Loughrigg towards the Caves behind Rydal and then over to Rydal Hall, through the grounds towards Ambleside.
Whilst it was raining we got excellent shelter from under the Yew tree at St. Oswalds, this one was one of the eight planted in the Churchyard by William Wordsworth himself, and this particular yew is the one that overshadows his actual grave (see photo).
Whilst we were there a very bedraggled Jackdaw decided to perch itself on a nearby gravestone (see photo).

Other photos include: Bluebells which where on the slopes of Loughrigg Fell, both behind Grasmere and Rydal. Also a photo of one of the Rydal Caves which are high up behind Rydal Water (not natural caves, they are whats left from the ancient quarry there)....

Also had a pair of Tree Pipits, and a calling Cuckoo while we were on Loughrigg Terrace....

also: Yesterday (25th May 2010) Had a short walk through Tithe Barn Woods whilst Sandra was at Capenwray Hall Swimming Baths. Had a Garden Warbler near to far exit.