Our first visit of the year to Smardale Gill was probably on the best day of the year so far. The walk was lovely, blue sky, hardly any wind and quite warm.
We saw the Red Squirrel in its usual area and the Ravens have their nest built under the viaduct. We did not see them on the way down but on the way back they were on the hillside and cliffs.
View along the way
Old Packhorse Bridge
Smardale Gill Viaduct in the distance
We could not come home without looking for the parrots in Kirby Stephen.