27th August 2013

today's walk: Steel Fell


my ascent was up this steep north ridge


footpath sign above Steel End Farm


Thirlmere


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