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