Day 4 Wednesday, 20th October
Our last day in the Lake District and the weather was beautiful - cold and frosty with clear blue skies and sunshine.
We drove northwards towards Keswick to visit Castlerigg Stone Circle. The circle was built around 3200 BC in Neolithic times and was used for ceremonies. Today it consists of 38 stones of different sizes and shapes, some of which are now lying on the ground. It is believed that originally there may have been 41 stones. It was very atmospheric there with superb views and ravens "kronking" overhead.
Near Keswick we saw our one and only red squirrel of the trip which sadly was lying dead in the road. 15 - 30 years ago we regularly had red squirrel sightings on every holiday but in more recent years we have only seen one every 3 or 4 visits.
Before driving home we made a brief visit to Watendlath.
Not sure how the layout of this posting will work out but I am keeping my fingers crossed I won't have problems with text appearing at the side of the images instead of above or below!!!
Photos taken from the ferry crossing Windermere (first 2 taken by my son)
The next few photos were taken from a moving car as we travelled from Grasmere to Keswick. They are not very good but I was surprised that they came out at all although I did set a high speed on the camera. The lake in a few of the pictures is Thirlmere.
Castlerigg Stone Circle - first photo taken by my son
Traditional packhorse bridge at Watendlath (the lake in the distance in the middle photo is Derwentwater)