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