Hi, I checked for a couple of weeks after I posted but haven't been on here since then, so I didn't see any of these replies
. We ended up going up to Gornergrad on the train and walking down with a picnic on the way. It was a lovely day and we were rewarded by lovely photos like this one:
As it was such a lovely day the place was quite busy, so we took a different path to the one everyone else took after the lakes. We had quite a challenging hike lasting about 5 hours altogether but we had the route to ourselves and the views were lovely. If you do this, make sure you have plenty of time, water and a walking map as the signs aren't always obvious and you'll likely not see anyone else. A friendly Swiss luggage cart driver gave us a lift into Zermatt the last couple of miles or so when we joined the road just below Furi!! - no real views from that point!
I want to next time see the Matterhorn in Lake Grinjisee, you get some trees in the picture there, although the mountain is further away. Here is a link showing all the mountain in the lake views, if that's what your after http://www.zermatt.ch/en/page.cfm/ex...cursions/lakes
Sorry I appeared not to respond to any of the replies
I so love to walk in Valais and can't wait until we are back again.