6th January 2012

today's walk: Goat Crag


Goat Crag from my starting point on the A591


Dodd Crag from the same spot


Shoulthwaite Gill from the bridge at Shoulthwaite Farm


High Rigg from near Shoulthwaite Farm


looking up Shoulthwaite Gill from the upper bridge


Blencathra from the path above the bridge


Blencathra, High Rigg and Clough Head from the start of the climb


looking down on the steepest bit of the ascent


zooming in over Raven Crag to Helvellyn


the roughest bit of the climb leading onto the grassy rake below Goat Crag


on the grassy rake looking north to Lonscale Fell


looking over the A591 to High Rigg and Clough Head from the edge of Goat Crag


a glimpse of Bassenthwaite Lake as I start to descend


looking over the valley to High Rigg with Clough Head behind as the descent steepens


Snipeshow Tarn below ..


.. and again zoomed out with cloud gathering over the Helvellyn ridge


miniature gorge crossed on the way down


I intended to visit the tarn but could not cross this wall - Lonscale Fell and Blencathra beyond


The Benn, Shoulthwaite Gill and Iron Crag


Goat Crag comes into sight again


descending to the bridge over Shoulthwaite Gill


Blencathra again


zooming in on Brackenrigg and Lonscale Fell