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