Our route was through Roan Wood.
And a splendid longer view of Wasdale behind us...
A short distance on the road and then we were back on a track, this time towards Buckbarrow Farm crossing this lovely old bridge along the way.
This was country walking of the highest order, the view down the track was superb and lines of the walls drew the eyes onwards.
We wandered back down the road and across the lower slopes of Buckbarrow, catching this little chaffinch having a paddle along the way.
Another view of the Scafells appeared as we neared the cottage.
A short detour slighty higher up paid dividends as a lovely yellowhammer appeared nearby.
Taking the opportunity to leave the rucksacks at the cottage, we then drove the short distance to Wasdale Head to take in the views, always alert for a wildlife shot though I got this one of a quizzical looking grey wagtail.
Another great day for us, the forecast for Thursday was excellent and we had a special day planned...