There was a grey, damp and somewhat windy start to today's walk. When I say damp, I actually mean emptying down, but it didn't last, and luckily for me, I even managed to find some sunshine once I headed back down from Barrow summit.
My main reason for walking here was to see just how much damage had been caused by last weeks floods. And although the waters had more or less drained away, the debris it left behind was everywhere to see. Two bridges had been washed away which meant taking alternative routes; all in all it was terrible to see, particularly as Newlands is my favourite of all the Lake District valleys.