Cow Green and Upper Teesdale - Plenty of snow left.

A few (mainly record shots) from Upper Teesdale, grabbed during a wander down to Cow Green reservoir with Al. The one of the Grouse is from a few weeks ago when many of us thought spring was just around the corner.

06D-4176 The B6277 from the car
The B6277 road still had decent sized drifts.

The other day when I came down it had blown in quite badly and it was just one lane in places.

06D-4161 Digging out part of the B6277 road.
Today they were widening the road

The road down to the dam

Drifts at Ashgill Head

Cow Green Reservoir was well frozen with excellent views of the high Pennine mountains of Cross Fell, Little Dun Fell and Great Dun Fell. The place where Red Sike enters seemed to be the only area that was not frozen.

From right to left Cross Fell, Little Dun Fell and Great Dun Fell.

I thought this was an iceberg but on closer inspection turned out to be an ice coated boulder .

06D-2493 Red Grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus Surrounded by Snow Teesdale County Durham UK.
The poor old Red Grouse Lagopus l scoticus must be finding it hard

All text/images copyright David Forster