Snatching a few hours of bright sunshine during what has been a very wet or snowy spring, we set out from Rosthwaite for Castle Crag in Borrowdale.
And despite the lovely sunny weather and clear views, we had the summit to ourselves.
Lots of new-born Herdwick lambs gambolling about as we walked the fields to New Bridge.
Then up the steep path to the Crag, the last few yards through the slate-waste of the old quarries.
Such a good day for a walk, with those views up and down Borrowdale and across Derwent Water to Skiddaw.
On the summit is the memorial to the men of Borrowdale who fell in the Great War, little crosses and poppies propped up against the rocky summit. Beautiful larch trees too.
We descended to the Rover Derwent and circumnavigated the Crag to visit the various caves used and lived in by the famous outdoor adventurer Millican Dalton. Idyllic on a nice day.
Good to see the trees turning green at last.