30th January 2013

today's walk (Keswick rambling club): Great Crag


waterproofed up in Stonethwaite village after a very stormy drive up Borrowdale in a hailstorm


the paths very wet as we head up the valley of Stonethewaite Beck


leaving the valley with Eagle Crag ahead


looking back at Stonethwaite from our ascent path


looking down the steep ascent path in the woods


looking south to Eagle Crag and Sergeant's Crag as we climb above the trees


looking down into Borrowdale from the same spot


Margaret and 2 Pams seeking shelter from the wind for a coffee stop


the coffee shelter looking across to Eagle Crag and Sergeant's Crag


stile on the way up looking down into Langstrath


climbing above the stile


approaching Dock Tarn


on the very windy summit of Great Crag


looking back towards Dock Tarn and Ullscarf from Great Crag south top


on Great Crag north top with a glimpse of Watendlath Tarn to the right


the boggy descent from Great Crag


Watendlath from the descent path


a very wet gateway on the descent


heading down along Puddingstone Bank with Great Crag behind


Grange Fell ahead as we leave Puddingstone Bank


descending into Borrowdale


Rosthwaite below from our descent path


looking down on Rosthwaite


descending towards Stonethwaite


heading up the valley towards the bridge into Stonethwaite with Eagle Crag ahead


entering Stonethwaite