25th February 2012

today's walk: Skiddaw (nearly)

the Mell fells from the Hawell memorial

zooming in on Hindscarth and Robinson from the same spot

Grisedale Pike with Braithwaite at its foot

looking southwest over Keswick and Derwentwater from the lower slopes

looking down from higher up the path

looking southeast towards the Helvellyn ridge

Keswick and Derwentwater from Skiddaw Lesser Man

The cairn on Lesser Man looking east along the Caldew Valley

Lesser Man from Little Man

view south from the windy summit of Skiddaw Little Man

looking back at Little Man and Derwentwater from the path to Skiddaw

Longside Edge and Bassenthwaite Lake from the south top of Skiddaw

the summit ridge of Skiddaw from just below the south top where I turned back unable to stand in gale force wind

Derwentwater from near the south top

looking back to Skiddaw from Sale How

descending from Sale How with Carrock Fell in the distance

zooming in along the Caldew Valley to a bit of sun on Carrock Fell

Skiddaw Youth Hostel - an old shepherds cottage

Lesser and Little Man in the distance from the bridge over Salehow Beck

the hunt was out - 43 Hounds hurtled off Burnt Horse over the bridleway

looking back up the valley with Great Calva and Knott in the distance

looking down the valley of Glenderaterra Beck

the lovely path high above the beck

zooming in on two cyclists negotiating a rocky corner with Tewit Tarn below and the Helvellyn ridge in the distance

the rocky corner looking towards Helvellyn

Derwentwater comes into view