|Campfires as the sun goes down|
It was really pleasant and very quiet as we hadn't seen another person since leaving the car. We were making good progress and the views really started to open up and it wasn't long before we could see almost all of Haweswater laid out in front of us
Hawsewater Hotel where we had stayed for a couple of nights in March and this is where we had our first rest of the day. It was now very warm so a rest and drink were very welcome as we were about half way down the reservoir
From here it was over the Rigg and down into Mardale head where the water levels reveal how low the Reservoir really is. As this reservoir delivers water to the Manchester area, I can see water rations coming into force before long if this hot and dry spell continues for much longer.
After crossing the dry bed, it was on to the lane that takes us on to the hotel for a well earned refreshing pint, with great views of the valleys and fellside track that we have just been on :-)
From here it was another forty minute walk back to the car, passing the dam wall and then another relaxing time infront of the campfire as the warm sunny day gave way to the cooling air of the Yorkshire Dales
Our earlier adventure round these parts can be found HERE