8th August 2011

this evening's walk with Lake District volunteers: Castle Crag - Raven Crag


zooming in on Castle Rock from near the start of the walk


Raven Crag from the path up through the forest


Des leads us up the steep right of way path


Castle Crag (in the foreground) from the top of the path


the moat below the hill fort - now choked with rushes


looking up Shoulthwaite Gill from the top of the hill fort


looking down Shoulthwaite Gill to Skiddaw and Blencathra


the crags guarding the fort from below


looking down into Shoulthwaite Gill from below the fort


looking back up at the natural walls of the fort


starting the ascent of Raven Crag


approaching Raven Crag summit


Thirlmere dam with the Dodds ridge behind from Raven Crag summit


looking up Thirlmere from below the summit


Thirlmere dam from the same spot


zooming in on Thirlmere dam and Great How


looking back down to the viewpoint along Thirlmere


sunset light on the Helvellyn ridge as we descend through the forest


zooming in on sunset light on Castle Rock ..


.. and on Watson's Dodd


more nice light on the Dodd's ridge