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


Misty