Borrowdale. 11-12 July 2020

Our first overnight trip to the Lakes after the quarantine. We climbed Glaramara and camped near a little tarn by Allen Crags. There were surprisingly many wild campers - we counted no less than 15 tents by Sprinkling Tarn.

The red and blue lines show our track in the first and second days, respectively.

Lake District in the evening.

Borrowdale: Derwent water and Keswick on the other side of the lake.

A path along the Glaramara ridge.

Dumfries and Galloway on the other side of Solway Firth.

Stripy clouds.

Here we left the path to look for a camping spot.

Little tarn by our camping spot, we are hidden away from everybody.

Sunset.

A view from Great Gable. We are looking at Sprinkling Tarn, where we saw lots of tents yesterday night.

Wast Water.

We climbed down a steep scree.

A lunch by the waterfall.

Looking back at Great Gable. Our descent is shown with a red line.

We are walking towards Broad Crag along Piers Gill.

Patches of linchen formed a picture of a little bird.

Many rocks here are covered with bright linchen (map linchen - Rhizocarpon geographicum).

Returning to Seathwaite.

This was a great trip after a long break. Even though we know this area very well, we find something new every time.

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