Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Castlerigg to Wythburn (Thirlmere) 12 miles 2,900ft.


A bit early to stop yet! 

Early morning with frost and mist at Castlerigg stone circle.



Cloud inversion in the Vale of St John

Nichol End landings on Derwentwater from Walla Crag

Keswick with the Skiddaw fells behind

Derwentwater and the Newland fells

Looking south down Borrowdale

Crossing Barrow Beck

Ashness bridge - the most photographed in Lakeland

Waterfalls on Watendlath beck

The outflow from Watendlath tarn

Watendlath tarn

Lunchtime above the tarn

Bleaberry tarn on the path to Thirlmere


Helvellyn above Thirlmere

Descending through the pine forest

Harrop tarn in the forest

Harrop tarn reflections

The outflow from the tarn into Dob Gill

A final look at the beautiful tarn before reluctantly moving on

The last descent from Birk Crag to Wythburn
at the end of Thirlmere

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Pillar via the High Level Route, the Sham Rock Traverse and Pillar Rock - 9miles - 3550ft ascent


Ready to go - Wasdale Head 7.30am with Pillar sunlit behind

Crossing Gatherstone beck - careful Danny!

Looking down Mosedale with Stirrup Crag 616m (2021ft)
at the end of the ridge

Sunrise over Kirkfell crags

Morning coffee break
before setting off along the 'High Level Route'

Zooming in on the remote Black Sail Hostel in Ennerdale

A section of the High Level route

First view of the Sham Rock and Pillar Rock (right centre)

Part of the Sham Rock Traverse....

.....another section

Pillar Rock again from the traverse.
The first ascent of Pillar Rock was made in 1826
by John Atkinson 

Ennerdale with Robinsons cairn (bottom left)
and Black Sail Hostel

Lying on the edge of a 2000ft drop!
(I hope the photo's worth it, Danny) 
 
Continuing the ascent of Pillar (mountain)

......now looking down on Pillar rock

The view west to Ennerdale Water and the coast

Pillar summit 894m (2,942 ft)

Mosedale,Wasdale and the Scafell range with Burnmoor tarn catching the sun

Following the ridge along Pillar on the descent

The packhorse bridge behind the Wasdale Head Inn

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Glaramara circuit from Borrowdale 8.5miles 2600ft ascent


Looking back at Rosthwaite village in Borowdale

Combe Gill with Combe Door rising to Combe Head

Derwentwater and the Skiddaw fells from Thornythwaite fell 

The hamlet of Seatoller at the foot of Honister Pass 

Fleetwith Pike (left) Dalehead (right)
with Red Pike through the gap

A helicopter passing below in Grains Gill

Great Gable with the path from Windy Gap clearly visible 

Great Gable (left) Pillar (right)
from the summit of Glaramara 781m (2562ft)

The Langdale Pikes from Glaramara

Morecambe Bay in sunlight

The Solway firth

Great Gable and Green Gable

Great End from the path to Allen Crags

Looking down Grains Gill

Descending Grains Gill down to Seatoller 

Crossing Stockley Bridge....

....with Grains Gill passing beneath