4th September 2012

today's walk: Steel Fell

the steep north ridge of Stell Fell from Steel End

looking north over Thirlmere from the slopes of Steel Fell ..

.. and again from higher up the north ridge

looking into the Whythburn Valley from the north ridge of Steel Fell

the first glimpse south from the north ridge

another look south towards the Grasmere valley

zooming in on Grasmere and Helm Crag

Thirlmere from the north ridge ..

.. and from the cairn on the east top

the summit cairn looking west to the Langdale Pikes

360 degree panorama from Steel Fell - click on the image for a larger version

looking down the south ridge from the top of the first steep step

looking over Dunmail Raise to Dollywaggon Pike

Herdwick ewe and lamb above Dunmail Raise

looking up the Greenup Valley

looking down the middle section of the south ridge with Helm Crag ahead

looking down the last part of the south ridge from above the third steep step down

looking into the Vale of Grasmere

looking back at Steel Fell from the foot of the south ridge

the hamlet of Town Head

harvesting with Great Rigg and Stone Arthur behind

built in 1688, now a holiday cottage with Helm Crag behind

the farmhouse at Town Head

Helm Crag from the Town Head bus stop

Steel Fell from the bus stop