22nd June 2011

today's walk (Keswick rambling club): High Spy - Maiden Moor

Hindscarth, Scope End and Robinson from just above Chapel Bridge

heading up the valley with Dale Head, Hindscarth and Robinson ahead

looking back down the valley to Causey Pike and Rowling End

below Castle Nook with Dale Head just in mist ahead

looking back past Castlenook Mine with Skiddaw in mist in the distance

the highest waterfall on the way up the valley

looking down the valley to Causey Pike and a bit of blue sky

zooming in on Pike o'Stickle as we turn onto the ridge of High Spy

Dale Head from the ridge of High Spy

looking north from High Spy summit

zooming in on Blencathra from our lunch spot

heading for a viewpoint looking down on our ascent valley

on the viewpoint with Hindscarth ahead

first view of Derwentwater with Blencathra in the distance

heading for Maiden Moor

looking down on Borrowdale with the Helvellyn ridge in the distance

zooming in on Grange-in-Borrowdale

Newlands Valley from Maiden Moor

Maiden Moor summit with Hindscarth and Robinson (in cloud) beyond

zooming in on Catbells from Maiden Moor

Bassenthwaite Lake, Swinside, Catbells and Derwentwater with Binsey and cloudy Skiddaw beyond

descending from Maiden Moor with Derwentwater below

looking up Borrowdale from the descent path ..

.. and zooming in again on Grange-in-Borrowdale

the steepest bit of the descent path

Keswick launch approaching Brandlehow with Blencathra and Walla Crag in the distance

descending through old mine workings into Newlands Valley

Little Town with Causey Pike and Rowling End behind

Scope End catching the sun in front of Hindscarth and Robinson