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