20th May 2011

today's walk: round the Glenderaterra Valley, over Latrigg and back to Portinscale

leaving Blencathra centre on a rather gloomy morning

looking south to High Rigg with Helvellyn in cloud behind

zooming in on High Rigg and Tewit Tarn

Latrigg where I plan to go after circling the Glenderaterra Valley

the track into the valley with Lonscale Fell ahead

rain sets in as I head for the top of the valley with Great Calva ahead

Roughten Gill with Mungrisdale Common behind

slab bridge over Roughten Gill

the splendid track out of the valley on the western side

looking back along the track - the sign is for a cycle event tomorrow

Dodd, Carlside and Skiddaw from the slopes of Latrigg

first view of Derwentwater as I crest the ridge of Latrigg

looking east to Blencathra, now clear of cloud

Derwentwater and Keswick from the top of Latrigg

the Coledale fells from the ridge of Latrigg

zooming in on Keswick

the descent path looking north to Skiddaw

looking over Applethwaite to Bass Lake and Dodd

Hindscarth and Robinson from the descent path ..

.. and again from lower down

Latrigg from the foot of Spooney Green Lane

old railway, now a footpath heading to Crosthwaite church

the Coledale Fells from Crosthwaite churchyard

Crosthwaite church with Carl Side and Skiddaw behind