Everyone remembers their first visit to the Lake District, and especially so for Wasdale. The journey up the valley alongside Wastwater with Great Gable dominating, the screes, Yewbarrow and Scafell. The tiny road, threading its way between huge boulders polished to a shine thousands of years ago by giant glaciers. Shut your eyes and your skull cinema snaps into life and you relive the experience.
But it’s not just about the mountains; Its the weather ~ dark scudding clouds trapping you in the belly of the place, it’s about how man has domesticated the valley bottom, and it’s about the birds & insects that thrive hereabouts. And it is all set in the fabulous frame of incomparable mountain architecture.
Here are a few pictures of Wasdale’s architectural framework. You can click on them to make them bigger.
TOWARDS STY HEAD
WASDALE HEAD & KIRK FELL
SHAPELY SCA FELL
BOWDERDALE & NETHER BECK
LINGMELL & GREAT GABLE