Thankfully the weather is better today, although the mist is persistent. I start by heading north on the A591, climbing up to Dunmail Rise.
Some days (although mercifully few) I start to wonder "Why am I doing this?...What is the point?". I was feeling that a bit when I woke up after a bit if a 'meh' day yesterday. However as I come over Dunmail Rise and seeing Thirlmere crowded by peaks before me all such thoughts are dispelled. A vista that my photos don't do justice.
A good walk round Thirlmere follows.
At the end of Thirlmere the walk continues down a wide valley towards Keswick.
Cut up hill to visit the Castlerigg stone circle. This circle, constructed in 3200 BC, is probably one of the oldest in Britain, and possibly Europe and sits in a spectacular natural amphitheatre. Helvellyn, Skiddaw, Grasmoor and Blencathra all look down on the circle.
Downhill to Keswick for the night.