The weather on retreat was sunny but cold - Rydal Water was partially frozen which gave refections interesting effects. The first day I went I found a bench almost straight away and started sketching. The second afternoon the views were so spectacular I couldn't settle and just kept walking, absorbing it all, taking many photos as the light changed.
I've never seen such large ice crystals, these were almost 2 inches long! The stepping stones into Rydal Caves were also frozen and slippy so I only ventured a few steps , worth it for the amazing colours