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