31st March 2013

today's walk: a Lake District National Park volunteer patrol around Newlands Valley


Skiddaw and Blencathra from my starting point at Skelgill


the field path from Skelgill Farm with Hindscarth and Robinson ahead


Maiden Moor from the field path


an isolated cottage with Ard Crags and Causey Pike behind


snow on the track into Little Town


on the road below Little Town with Hindscarth and Robinson ahead


a bridge off the route to be checked as part of the patrol - it's obviously got no problems


the path to Keskadale with Knott Rigg ahead


looking back down the track up to Keskadale - the furthest point of my circuit


Robinson from near Keskadale


the boggiest part of my circuit - not sure if this should be reported as a problem


zooming in on Blencathra


approaching Low House Farm with Maiden Moor behind


the bridge into Low House Farm


Low Snab Farm


looking up the valley to Dale Head ..


.. and to Dale Head and Hindscarth


a panoramic shot to Dale Head, Hindscarth and Robinson


Ard Crags and Causey Pike from the mineworkings below Catbells


heading back below Catbells with Skiddaw ahead


further down with Bassenthwaite Lake to the left