Thursday, 18 July 2019

Keswick ascent to Carlside & Skiddaw and descent into Barkbethdale, 9.5miles, 3280ft


The scree path to Skiddaw summit from Carlside


Ullock Pike from Carlside

Looking back to Carlside from the scree path

Approaching the summit of Skiddaw 931m (3054ft)

Bassenthwaite lake from the summit

Longside edge from the summit

 The lengths some will go to for a photo

Broad End and the Solway Firth from the north summit

Descending into Barkbethdale

Looking back to Gibraltar Crag and the summit now in cloud

 Ullock Pike and Longside edge from Great Knott

The path to Ravenstone Manor hotel for the bus to Penrith

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Eagle Crag, Sergeant's Crag & Ullscarf (Borrowdale) 11.5 miles 2800ft


The history of the monks of Fountains Abbey's connections with
Stonethwaite

Setting off from the hamlet of Stonethwaite

Eagle Crag rises above Stonethwaite

Crossing Stonethwaite beck

Part of the coast to coast path in Greenup gill

Looking north to Borrowdale
from the top of Eagle Crag 500m 
(1601ft)

Stonethwaite from Eagle Crag

Sergeant Crag's summit cairn 571m (1873ft)

The horizon to the south - Bow Fell, Esk Pike, and Great End

The way ahead along Greenup edge to Ullscarf 

Thirlmere and the Helvellyn range from Ullscarf summit
726m 
(2382ft)

Watendlath tarn

Waiting for the bus back in Keswick 

Saturday, 6 July 2019

An Easedale Round (Grasmere) 11.5miles 3250ft


Leaving Grasmere over Easedale beck

Sourmilk Gill below Easedale tarn

Easedale tarn...

....and again

Belles Knott - Wainwright's "Matterhorn of Easedale" (with a very
long stretch of the imagination!)

Stickle tarn above Langdale

The summit of Sergeant Man 736m (2414ft)....

 ....closely followed by today's high point of High Raise 762m
(2500ft)

Great Gable from High Raise

Bow Fell and its 'Great Slab' from  High Raise 

 Now heading back towards Helm Crag from Calf Crag 

The final climb of the day to the top of Helm Crag 396m  

The Lion and The Lamb with Grasmere behind 

Not quite what I expected to see on the top of Helm Crag! 

Grasmere again from the start of the descent to the village

Zooming in on the village 

A final look back across Easedale to the tarn and the first climb
of the day