15th July 2013

today's walk: Seat Sandal


Helm Crag from just above Dunmail Raise where I started the climb


looking down on Dunmail Raise with Steel Fell beyond ..


.. and again as I climb into sunshine


Thirlmere with Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell in the distance


a conspicuous boulder as the gradient eases looking across to Helm Crag and Gibson Knott


as I reach the summit area I am very surprised to find mist driving over the top from the south


I go down a bit to look for Grisedale Tarn - here it is with St Sunday Crag beyond ..


.. and here with Dollywaggon Pike beyond


Seat Sandal summit cairn from the wall which crosses the summit


as I descend you can vaguely see hills to the north beyond this shorn Herdwick ewe ..


.. here she is zoomed in - what a poser!


descending the south ridge of Seat Sandal with the Vale of Grasmere below


further down the ridge with Helm Crag on the right


another shot of this lovely ridge looking to Helm Crag


zooming in on Grasmere


the lower part of the ridge - now open access through the fields


Helm Crag with the Langdale Pikes beyond


Helm Crag with some haymaking in front


looking back at Seat Sandal now clear of mist