OK, so apparently Eliza did a crappy job on the photography. We don't have much in the way of photos from Days 4 and 5 (we're really not sure what happened there, because we remember taking lots of photos...). On Day 4, we took the bus up from Windermere to Dove Cottage (Wordsworth's former home) outside of Grasmere, and hiked up to the Alcock Tarn, which was a relatively short, somewhat steep climb up to a lovely view west over Grasmere, south across Rydal and down towards Windermere. (Not that you'd know it due to the darth of photos...) We had grand ambitions of climbing back up and continuing on to Great Rigg, further north, but our legs didn't cooperate (literally--right leg kept collapsing). So we opted for a stroll around Grasmere village, and then continued on around Grasmere and down around Rydal Water.
So the next day we took the bus up to Ambleside and trekked up to Trout Beck. The cows were a bonus:
To our great disappointment, we didn't see a single one. (where were they?!)
But it was a pretty hike up:
And a nice view down to the valley:
We walked through some lovely farms on the way down, passing a couple of wells like this:
Here's our hotel in Windermere, the very lovely (inside and out) Applegarth Hotel (we recommend it):