A walk up to Gummer's How and back then a drive to Wray Castle 22nd May 2010.

The gate at the start of the walk to Gummer's How.
The gate at the start of the walk to Gummer's How.

 

A nice gentle path.
A nice gentle path.

 

The path levels out through this picturesque semi-wooded area.
The path levels out through this picturesque semi-wooded area.

 

With bluebells to the left.
With bluebells to the left.

 

And more bluebells.
And more bluebells.

 

The path starts to climb a little now.
The path starts to climb a little now.

 

And a little more.
And a little more.

 

The view back.
The view back.

 

Lakeside and the southern end of Windermere showing the river Leven winding away to Newby Bridge.
Lakeside and the southern end of Windermere showing the river Leven winding away to Newby Bridge.

 

A close up of Lakeside with a steamer collecting passenger bound for Bowness or Waterhead.
A close up of Lakeside with a steamer collecting passenger bound for Bowness or Waterhead.

 

Looking back down the path.
Looking back down the path.

 

Windermere.
Windermere.

 

The steamer has sailed now.
The steamer has sailed now.

 

A closer view.
A closer view.

 

Beyond Windermere is the hazy view of the Coniston Fells.
Beyond Windermere is the hazy view of the Coniston Fells.

 

The steamer makes it's way up the lake.
The steamer makes it's way up the lake.

 

Another view just before it disappears behind the hill.
Another view just before it disappears behind the hill.

 

Gummers How summit and trig point.
Gummers How summit and trig point.

 

I wonder who that ultra slim (in my dreams) person is at the summit.
I wonder who that ultra slim (in my dreams) person is at the summit.

 

The hazy view towards Morcambe bay.
The hazy view towards Morcambe bay.

 

The view across Windermere towards the Coniston Fells.
The view across Windermere towards the Coniston Fells.

 

And a similar view.
And a similar view.

 

Wray Castle complete with escape ladder.
Wray Castle complete with escape ladder.

 

The view of the Langdale Pikes from Wray Castle.
The view of the Langdale Pikes from Wray Castle.

 

A close up view of the Langdale Pikes.
A close up view of the Langdale Pikes.

 

The front entrance to Wray Castle.
The front entrance to Wray Castle.

 

A view round to the right of the Castle.
A view round to the right of the Castle.

 

The side view.
The side view.

 

A closer view.
A closer view.

 

Looking across Wray Castle lawns to Windermere and the Fells beyond.
Looking across Wray Castle lawns to Windermere and the Fells beyond.

 

Wray Castle is not a real historic castle. It was built around 1840 for a Doctor Dawson and is now owned by the National Trust.
Wray Castle is not a real historic castle. It was built around 1840 for a Doctor Dawson and is now owned by the National Trust. Click here for more information.

 

The grand front entrance.
The grand front entrance.

 

A wider view
A wider view.

 

The Fern house has underfloor heating.
The Fern house has underfloor heating.

Camera: Canon Digital IXUS 850 IS.

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