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