14th July 2011

today's walk: Ashstead Fell - Mabbin Crag - Castle Fell - Whinfell Beacon - Borrowdale


Ashstead Fell from the A6


looking down Borrowdale from the slopes of Ashstead Fell


looking back over the A6 to High House Bank from the slopes of Ashstead Fell


the cairn on the west top of Ashstead Fell looking south ..


.. and west over the A6


looking down into upper Borrowdale from Ashstead Fell ..


.. and down Borrowdale from the east top


the top of Mabbin Crag looking south


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


looking south over Kendal towards Arnside Knott from Mabbin Crag


looking back at Ashstead Fell from the top of Mabbin Crag


heading off Mabbin Crag towards Castle Fell


a really nasty boggy and tussocky way through the forest below Mabbin Crag


looking back at Mabbin Crag from the slopes of Castle Fell


Castle Fell summit looking south


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


looking back at Castle Fell from the slopes of Whinfell Beacon


Whinfell Beacon summit


360 degree panorama from Whinfell Beacon - click on the image for a larger version


zooming in over Grayrigg Tarn to Arnside Knott in the distance


zooming in on some of the fields southeastwards ..


.. and zooming out to include the lovely sky


looking down Borrowdale from the descent off Whinfell Beacon


looking up Borrowdale from lower down the descent route


Mabbin Crag from the track up Borrowdale


Low Borrowdale farmhouse


Mabbin Crag from the grassy track above the farm


flower meadows in upper Borrowdale


stepping stones across Borrow Beck with Ashstead Fell beyond


the eroded river bank towards Huck's Bridge


looking back downstream towards Ashstead Fell


Huck's Bridge


I've just proved a through route IS possible but unfortunately had to climb the padlocked gate