Sunday 1 July 2018. I’m heading home tomorrow after 3 weeks in Keswick. As I haven’t done much for the last few days, I thought that I should take advantage of the great weather without taking on a really challenging walk. My objective for the day was the minor summit of Castlehead Wood which I last visited in August 2012 with Karen, Bea & Terry.
In order to avoid the mid-day heat, I left my caravan at 9:15am heading for the Derwentwater cruise boat landing stages and then through Cockshot Wood for the short sharp climb to the viewpoint at the top of Castlehead Wood. This provides most rewarding views across the lake to Cat Bells and the fells as far as Red Pike on the other side of Buttermere. I sat there for quite a while, drinking in the views, before descending back to the Borrowdale Road.
My return was along the shore of the lake to pick up my outward route once again at the boat landing stages. It was only a 4 mile walk with 430ft of ascent but it gave me great memories to take away with me tomorrow.