9th September 2012

today's walk: Threlkeld - Blencathra - Latrigg - Portinscale


the Doddick Fell ridge which I plan to ascend from Threlkeld village


the path passes through Gategill Farm


looking up Gate Gill towards the top of Blencathra


looking west from the foot of the Doddick Fell ridge


looking towards Blencathra summit from the steep nose of the ridge


higher up looking southwest over the valley of Doddick Gill


looking up the Doddick Fell ridge as I complete the steep ascent of the nose


looking across Doddick Gill to the top of Blencathra


looking back down the ridge with Great Dodd and Clough Head beyond


another shot down the lower part of the ridge


looking back down the ridge just before joining the main east ridge of Blencathra


Sharp Edge and Scales Tarn


the Doddick Fell ridge from the main ridge


looking east from near the top of Blencathra


Blencathra summit looking south with a hazy glimpse of Thirlmere and Derwentwater


looking along the west ridge from the summit


looking into St John's in the Vale from part way along the west ridge


Derwentwater and Keswick ahead on the descent from Blease Fell


Latrigg and the Coledale Fells ahead from the descent path


looking into St John's in the Vale with High Rigg and Tewit Tarn ahead as the descent path swings south


the lowest point between today's two hills, the crossing of Glenderaterra Beck


looking back at the western slopes of Blencathra from the east ridge of Latrigg


looking back down the east ridge of Latrigg with the Mell Fells in the distance


the tourist path to Skiddaw from Latrigg east ridge


Derwentwater comes into view


zooming in to the hazy head of Derwentwater


looking west to the Coledale Fells from the ridge of Latrigg


the classic view from Latrigg looking south over Keswick and Derwentwater


a shot southwest on the way down


zooming in very hazily to Hindscarth and Catbells


nearly home at Crossthwaite Church