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