>11th April 2014

am: a quick visit to Carlisle - walk at the foot of Bassenthwaite Lake on the way home

evening: Lake District volunteers visit to Honister Slate Mine


the pedestrian area in the middle of Carlisle


Skiddaw from the foot of Bass Lake


flowers beside the lakeside path


Skiddaw again with Dodd to the right


looking down the Honister Valley as we prepare to enter the mine


a section of the via ferrata at Honister mine


preparing to enter the mine


the start of the via ferrata - miners would have gone this way with no protective gear


in the mine the Kimberley incline


back in daylight looking down the valley towards Buttermere


post mine visit gathering of volunteers as Tony thanks our leader Donald