Two pictures of the Derwent where it opens out into a great paddling area: you can see from the dates that we had quite a drought in July - I've not seen it that low in years. The left hand picture is quite normal. This is also where the path diverges: go left for the "low road" along the river to Rosthwaite, and right for the Allerdale Ramble, the "high road" towards Seatoller.
This is one of a number of quarries near the Derwent,
cut out of Low Scawdel below Maiden Moor
It's a pity the visibility was not great when (first picture below) we were going up Tongue Gill towards the Quarries, but you can still see bits of Borrowdale. On a better day (the other pictures), you can see the Helvellyn ridge as you climb out of the valley.
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