22nd September 2011

today's walk: Ether Knott - just found to be the true summit of Grange Fell


Catbells from Surprise View


very wet at the head of Derwentwater


looking over Derwentwater to Bassenthwaite Lake and Skiddaw


looking up Watendlath Beck


Belted Galloways beside the beck


the bull sniffing one of his harem


Watendlath Valley from the steep slopes I climbed above the beck


looking back down the steep and bracken covered slopes


higher up Watendlath Tarn comes into sight


a small deer watches me over the fence ..


.. and soon a whole group comes for a look before running off


looking over the Brund Fell area to the Scafells and Great Gable from the slopes of Ether Knott


Watendlath from Ether Knott summit - which is apparently 4m higher than Brund Fell


Borrowdale and a glimpse of Grange from Ether Knott summit


Derwentwater with Skiddaw beyond from Ether Knott summit


zooming in on Watendlath from Ether Knott


looking down into the valley with the Belted Galloways


360 degree panorama from Ether Knott - click on the image for a larger version


looking back at Ether Knott from the south


looking into upper Borrowdale on the descent


Watendlath Tarn ..


.. and bridge


Ether Knott from the lane down the valley ..


.. and again looking up the valley


back at Surprise View now in sunshine


zooming in over Keswick to Skiddaw and Little Man


sunshine in Borrowdale with Maiden Moor behind