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