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