3rd January 2011

today's walk: footpath survey above Lorton Vale

zooming over Lorton to Criffel in Scotland from the start of the circuit

the lane down past The Hope

in the hamlet of Hopebeck with Dodd behind

Mellbreak from the fieldpath to Low Swinside

spring at Low Swinside with its guardian

stile and bridge on the way down to Lorton

another stile with Dodd in front of Hopegill Head and Whiteside in the distance

approaching a corner of High Lorton ..

.. and leaving again through an old kissing gate

Mellbreak with the Blake Fell group in the distance

a corner of the hamlet of Scales

looking back to Scales from the path above ..

.. and again from higher up this pleasant path

looking over Lorton Vale to Low Fell from the path

looking up Lorton Vale from the path

looking down over Lorton with Scottish hills in the far distance