Day 3 in Photos: Ennderdale Bridge to Borrowdale

Jimmy did a great job describing the walk; here are some pictures.

Breakfast in the surprisingly lovely breakfast room at the Shepherd Arms:

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Leaving town:

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A few views of Ennerdale water. I couldn’t get over the clarity of the reflections:

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The lovely Liza:

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Black Sail, “the loneliest and most romantic of Youth hostels,” as Wainwright says. Note the smallish peak on the left: we’ll be going over it in a few hours.

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Beginning the long, and ultimately very very steep climb along Loft Beck:

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Looking back into the valley; I was so dizzy from the climb I could barely look back to take photos:

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At the top, just before the storms came:

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At the Honister Mine, after a ridiculously steep descent down an old tramline track:

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Arrival in Borrowdale, many hours later:

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5 comments on “Day 3 in Photos: Ennderdale Bridge to Borrowdale

  1. ronarruda says:

    Charm of nose-bleed intensity! What must Scotland be like!

  2. Joni says:

    Todays pictures are insanely beautiful! When I see I have an email from the walk I am so excited to read it and see it. Again, thanks so much for including me

  3. Barney says:

    Wonderful pics. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Sally Ryder says:

    It’s not often that you see the absolutely still, looking-glass reflections in the lakes, but when I do it brings me a little closer to the mind-set of our ancient ancestors for whom such a sight must have suggested a link to another world, another dimension, and I shiver just a little…

    • joycezonana says:

      Yes, as we’ve seen these amazing reflections I’ve been reminded of passages in the book PRECIOUS BANE by Mary Webb. In that novel, the villagers believe there is another town under the mere; now I understand that belief absolutely.

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