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