5th September 2013

a patrol for the Lake District National Park


map of the route - sorry it's not very sharp


the right of way goes through the left hand gate


slate bridge and stile on the footpath


looking into St John's in the Vale and High Rigg


stile looking east towards Great Mell Fell


looking west


this bath should perhaps be submitted to http://www.bath-in-a-field.co.uk


Great Mell Fell and Little Mell Fell


looking up Blease Gill to the ridge of Blencathra


the return path passes through this field with no sign of a bull (fortunately!)


stile climbing ewes


looking westwards over the same stile


looking up Gate Gill to the ridge of Blencathra


kennels of the Blencathra Fell Pack


the steep and rough path below the kennels


I decided to walk UP it rather than down so made another visit to the hounds


Clough Head now clear of cloud


the Vale of St John from the return path