16th May 2012

today's walk (Keswick rambling club coach outing): Criffel


Criffel ahead as we meet a slight obstruction


first hazard safely negotiated


we pass the group who will do a lower level walk to New Abbey


Lakeland hills seen over the Solway


coffee stop with the Solway in the distance


continuing up the track


higher up the well-surfaced track with the mouth of the River Nith below


zooming in on the mouth of the River Nith


glimpses of the Lakeland fells across the Solway


on the steep and muddy path up Criffel


higher up approaching the windy summit


arriving on top of Criffel


looking up the Solway from Criffel summit - the Lakeland fells were now shrouded in cloud


a bit crowded on top


leaving Criffel summit ..


.. and heading for Knockendoch


Vague views of the Lakeland fells from Knockendoch


on the steep descent with New Abbey below


descending the long and boggy north ridge


gorse beside the track lower down


pond in New Abbey


the old mill in New Abbey


house and cherry tree in New Abbey


a corner of New Abbey


the old abbey undergoing repairs


detail of the west end


the day finished with dinner at Mabie House Hotel