22nd January 2014

today's walk (Keswick rambling club): High Rigg

the steep south end of High Rigg from the bus stop where we descended from the Lancaster bus

low down on the ridge with Great How behind

Legburthwaite with Castle Rock behind

Thirlmere through the trees

Great How and Thirlmere as we emerge onto the more open ridge

coffee stop

leaving the coffee stop on the very wet path

a very boggy crossing

approaching the summit

not much view from the top

a bit of a squash for ten of us lunching in the shelter of the church porch

St John's church

looking back at High Rigg after lunch

heading for Tewit Tarn with a flock of swans which flew off before we got there

more bog!

looking west from Tewit Tarn

up the fields towards Castlerigg stone circle ..

.. on the way we meet today's A party heading to return over High Rigg after their earlier climb of Raven Crag

at Castlerigg stone circle

High Rigg summit from two of the stones

refreshment break at Castlerigg

blue sky over Derwentwater as we descend from Rakefoot

We meet Sara, who often walks with us, and her dog and daughter