16th July 2013

today's cycle ride: Castlerigg stone circle and the railway footpath


my new bike crossing the River Greta


I pushed her up the steep hill to the stone circle - here looking over the A66 to Blencathra


model of the circle and viewfinder


Castlerigg circle looking south


I had started early to avoid the heat so unusually I was on my own at the circle


looking over the sanctuary into the Vale of St John


looking to Clough Head and the Helvellyn ridge


zooming over some of the stones to Causey Pike


Latrigg and Skiddaw from the circle


Blencathra from the circle


Skiddaw and Lonscale Pike from the road towards Threlkeld


looking into the Vale of St John from the road


Blencathra from the road


I joined the old railway track by this bridge at the Threlkeld end


the A66 crossing the River Glenderamackin which has very little water after the long dry spell


another old railway bridge ..


.. leading to this tunnel


the Coledale fells framed by the bridge carrying the A66 over the River Greta