Parking up by Latrigg the road was closed half way mainly due to the fact one side of it had washed away and there were pot hols 1 - 2 ft deep running down the centre of the road. More evidence of the devastation of the water. We parked, got our boots on and made our way up the rest of the road towards the start of the walk. There were a few birds about and a fluttering of red caught my eye and although we got a blurred picture of around 6 birds that landed in a pot hole in front of us we recognised them later as being Crossbills. Beautiful and colourful.
The start of the walk starts fairly steeply and the fair forecast was holding out. I didn't think we'd be luck for long as we couldn't see the summit or even anything past half way up the initial hill. It was all foggy and looked damp and a bit bleak. Onwards and upwards and time would tell if we'd get a dry day.
The views behind us was a bit dark and cloud swirled in and out of peaks previously climbed. My fav little hill, Causey Pike with its distinctive nobbles and cute little nose like feature was there in all its glory with just a little dusting of snow. Keswisk lay before it and as we climbed, more hills became visible as well as Derwent water.
Cameras were packed away as we made our way down off the hill on a great path that flanked round and met our original path which then led down again towards Keswick and Derwent Water.
A great day out, a quick walk and weather that was different than forecast but that's just par for the course and all in all superbly enjoyable.