29th January 2011

today's walk: Steel Fell - Calf Crag - Gibson Knott - Helm Crag

Steel Fell from Town Head

1688 cottage at Town Head with Helm Crag behind

looking back to Town Head

the ridge of Steel Fell from its foot

looking back down into Grasmere Vale

the lower part of the ridge with Helm Crag behind

the upper part of the ridge from the top of the first rock step

Steel Fell summit cairn

360 degree panorama from Steel Fell - click on the image for a larger version

Thirlmere with Blencathra beyond from Steel Fell

many ridges culminating in the Coniston fells ..

.. and more ridges looking south into the sun

poser on the way to Calf Crag with Helm Crag and Gibson Knott behind

the Helvellyn ridge from the tarn on the beautifully frozen way to Calf Crag

Calf Crag summit looking west to another tarn

360 degree panorama from Calf Crag - click on the image for a larger version

Gibson Knott and Helm Crag from my lunch spot on Rough Crag

Gibson Knott west top (Wainwright's summit) looking east along the ridge

Gibson Knott east top looking back along the ridge

360 degree panorama from Gibson Knott (east top) - click on the image for a larger version

Steel Fell from Gibson Knott

the ridge onwards to Helm Crag

the true summit of Helm Crag looking to Steel Fell

360 degree panorama from Helm Crag - click on the image for a larger version

Seat Sandal from Helm Crag with wisps of cloud on Helvellyn behind

looking south to the lion and a glimpse of Grasmere

looking back along the ridge from the lion's head

Grasmere from the lion's head

fields in the Vale of Grasmere

Far Easedale from the descent path