30th September 2011

today's walk: Buttermere village - Whiteless Pike - Wandope - Crag Hill - Sail - Scar Crags - Causey Pike - Portinscale


the Honister Rambler bus dropped me off in Buttermere village before heading back to Keswick


looking back down the lovely path beside Mill Beck


looking towards Red Pike as I emerge onto the open fell


High Crag, High Stile and Buttermere


a school party heading down Rannerdale


looking down Rannerdale from higher on the slopes of Whiteless Pike


Rannerdale Knotts with Crummock Water behind from the slopes of Whiteless Pike


zooming in south to a hazy view of Lakeland's highest peaks


Grasmoor from the top of Whiteless Pike


Crummock Water and Loweswater from the top of Whiteless Pike


zooming in to show the coastal wind turbines


Wandope ahead from the ridge


looking back to Whiteless Pike


looking south from Wandope summit


looking east over Ard Crags from Wandope


the steep southern faces of Crag Hill and Sail from Wandope


Crag Hill summit with Grisedale Pike beyond


the ridge to Sail, Scar Crags and Causey Pike


looking back to Wandope and Crag Hill


Sail summit looking to Grisedale Pike


the new path down Sail and up onto Scar Crags


another shot of this controversial path ..


.. and here looking back to Sail from the slopes of Scar Crags


Scar Crags summit looking east to Causey Pike


looking down into the Rigg Beck valley


Causey Pike from the Scar Crags ridge


looking through Barrow Door to Skiddaw from Causey Pike


looking back to Scar Crags from Causey Pike


looking east to Keswick and Derwentwater from Causey Pike


the descent path from Causey Pike


Skiddaw and Swinside from the descent


zooming in over Ullock Farm to Causey Pike and Barrow from Portinscale