Saturday, May 08, 2010

Coombs Wood Cumbria

Coombs Wood, Coombshead entrance. Map.

A short way along the walk the vista opens up revealing the verdant river Eden Valley.

A stand of conifers interspersed with deciduous regeneration flanking the start of the walk. The walk divides, by taking the left option the images below can be experienced.

Looking upstream.

Where the pathway reaches the Eden near a salmon fishing station. Clear limpid water over the red sandstone.

The party inspect the climb.

Came back down again.


Wood Anemone.

Forget-me-not flowers along the Eden riverside.

A clear illustration of hard red sandstone strata by the river Eden, Coombs Wood.

Tremendous tree root formations clinging to and in the rock formations.

Looking upstream from the River Eden-side pathway.

Evidence of climbing activity by the white chalk marks from clinging hands.

Rock climbers rest and contemplate the task on the bank of the River Eden.

At the end of the walk refreshments were enjoyed in The Fox and Pheasant Armathwaite.

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