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