19th January 2014

today's walk (Keswick rambling club): Rowling End and Outerside

our starting point above Uzzicar Farm with Swinside beyond

starting the steep asent of Rowling End with cloud capped Skiddaw in the distance

a glimpse of Derwentwater from the path to Rowling End

walk leader Bob on this very steep path

Maiden Moor with Littletown at its foot from the slopes of Rowling End

another shot of Derwentwater from the path up Rowling End

Newlands Valley with Ard Crags on the right from the top of Rowling End

coffee stop on Rowling End

Causey Pike from Rowling End ..

.. but two of us decided to skirt Causey Pike after the very steep and slippery rocks on the ascent of Rowling End

looking down the Stoneycroft Gill valley from our skirting route

Anne heading up after we joined the main track

looking back to sun on Barrow

the main party descending from Sail Pass taken from the path up Outerside

on the way up Outerside with Sale Fell and Eel Crag (in mist) behind

Force Crag and Force Crag Mine from the path up Outerside

ascending Outerside

looking east over Barrow and Keswick from Outerside summit

I opted out of Barrow and descended to the mine road - here swinging into Newlands Valley with Swinside in sunshine ahead

zooming in on Swinside Inn in sunshine

snow on Skiddaw as the cloud lifts briefly

zooming in on Blencathra

looking up Newlands Valley