30th July 2014

today's walk (Keswick rambling club): Smardale - Crosby Garrett - Nettle Fell

we started on the coast to coast path ..

.. heading east

looking over the wall to the Howgill fells

still on the coast to coast path

stile over a limestone wall

descending into Smardale

the Smardale lime kilns

coffee stop beneath a limestone cliff

a rare Scotch Argus butterfly - only found in England here and on Arnside Knott

bee on a thistle

crossing the Smardale viaduct on the disused railway now a nature reserve

looking back at the viaduct

ford on the lane to Crosby Garrett

lunch in the playground in Crosby Garrett

walking through Crosby Garrett

leaving Crosby Garrett

looking back to Crosby Garrett as we climb above it

on top of Nettle Fell

tea stop

beautiful sunny afternoon

back on the coast to coast path now heading west

looking over a limestone wall to the Howgill fells