31st August 2013

today's walk: High Seat in the Yorkshire Dales - Mark's last English Hewitt

the annual gathering of Marilyn baggers took place this year at Giggleswick School in the Yorkshire Dales

Wild Boar Fell from the starting point for the walk up High Seat

setting out on Lady Ann's Way to climb High Seat

lime kiln on the way up with Mallerstang Edge beyond

looking back down into the Mallerstang Valley

looking north up the Mallerstang Valley

Wild Boar Fell again as we climb above the valley

heading up to ascend the valley on the left

looking north along the escarpment

the steepest bit of the ascent

photographing Wild Boar Fell

reaching the windy ridge and now looking east

looking south from the first top

approaching High Seat - HEWITT stands for Hill in England Wales and Ireland over Two Thousand feet

photographing Mark reaching the top of his last English one (he has already completed the Welsh ones)

Mark on the summit ..

.. and slicing a lemon to serve a celebratory gin and tonic ..

.. and a slice of delicious Victoria sponge baked by his wife and decorated with High Seat

leaving the top of High Seat

Wild Boar Fell from the very steep descent

looking back at the very steep ground we have just come down

descending into the Mallerstang Valley

a stile used only by short sighted walkers!

looking back to High Seat from the road