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