9th June 2013

today's walk (Keswick rambling club): Clough Head


St John's Beck with High Rigg beyond


approaching Bridge House


walking down beside St John's Beck


looking over the beck to our goal, Clough Head


looking back at Bridge House with Lonscale Fell in the distance


crossing Sosgill Bridge


our ascent path can be seen rising from right to left on this shot taken from the road


Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell from our ascent path


looking back down to Fornside Farm and south to Great How with a glimpse of Thirlmere


coffee stop looking west to High Seat


continuing up this steep path


gentler ground higher up with a glimpse of Bassenthwaite Lake to the northwest


Thirlmere below as we approach Calfhow Pike


on top of Calfhow Pike


the path to Clough Head from Calfhow Pike


Thirlmere from Calfhow Pike


looking back to Calfhow Pike as we start to strip off - a tiny patch of snow still on the slopes of Great Dodd


Clough Head summit


descending towards White Pike with Great Mell Fell to the right


on the old coach road with Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell ahead


stormy sky over the Skiddaw massif ..


.. and over Blencathra


the Coledale fells ahead from the old coach road


sunshine on Blencathra and Threlkeld