27th August 2013

today's walk: Steel Fell

my ascent was up this steep north ridge

footpath sign above Steel End Farm


looking back over Steel End Farm to Thirlmere ..

.. and again from the wall on the way up

looking down the steepest part of the ascent

Raise Beck, Seat Sandal and Dunmail Raise

a glimpse of Grasmere from the same spot

Steel Fell summit looking north to Thirlmere

the upper part of the descending south ridge

the ridge below the rock step

looking back at the highest of the three rock steps

Dunmail Raise with the cloud covered Helvellyn ridge beyond

on the south ridge, a glimpse of Windermere and Grasmere with Helm Crag dominant in front

looking up the Greenburn Valley

the middle section of the south ridge

Herdwick lamb reluctant to move off the path

the lower part of the south ridge

looking back at the lowest of the three rock steps

Townhead hamlet

cottage at Townhead

Townhead Farm

Helm Crag from Townhead

Steel Fell from the bus stop

a quick shot of this ancient military plane