1st November 2013

today's walk: Swirls - Great How - Keswick

the track down to Thirlmere from Swirls

lower down the track with Fisher Crag ahead

a lot of water in the stream flowing into Thirlmere

approaching Great How

Raven Crag from the path to Great How

Thirlmere from the top of Great How

looking over the north top to Skiddaw, Lonscale Fell and Great Calva

Lonscale Fell, Great Calva and Blencathra from the north top

looking south from a viewpoint just south of the summit

looking to the Swirls ridge of Helvellyn over the higher north top from the big cairn on the south top -
- for a long time this was considered to be the summit before trees were cleared from the higher northern top

Thirlmere dam from near the north top

autumnal tree on the descent path

there is still felling continuing on the slopes of this hill - already greatly improved by tree felling

Thirlmere dam from the descent route

another shot of the dam from the descent path

Raven Crag from Thirlmere dam

looking back to Great How from Thirlmere dam

looking up Thirlmere from just over the dam

another shot to Great How from the road north from the dam

looking back towards Thirlmere

Castle Rock with Watson's Dodd beyond

Skiddaw from the path below The Benn

looking up Shoulthwaite Gill

sunshine on Low Nest from the field path from Dalebottom

zooming in on Clough Head

sunshine on High Rigg with the Dodds ridge behind

Keswick from Springs Road