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