7th September 2014

today's walk: Scales to Keswick over Blencathra and Latrigg


the milestone where I was dropped at Scales


the path up Mousethwaite Combe


looking back down the path with Great Dodd and Clough Head in the distance


Sharp Edge ahead as I reach the col below Souther Fell


looking back to Souther Fell from the ascent of Scales Fell


looking up to the slightly misty top of Blencathra from Scales Fell


looking over Doddick Fell to Great Dodd and Clough Head


looking down on the Doddick Fell ridge


Sharp Edge and a bit of Scales Tarn


looking back on my ascent route from near the top


Blencathra summit looking west to Skiddaw


looking west along the ridge to the 851m top


looking west from this top towards Blease Fell


looking back to the summit from this intermediate top


heading westwards to Blease Fell


looking into the Vale of St John with Thirlmere and Tewit Tarn in view


the new zigzag path is a great help on the descent of this steep section


Lonscale Fell from the descent path


now grassy on this lovely descent path


Latrigg from near Blencathra Centre


looking back at Blencathra from the slopes of Latrigg


an unpleasant sight - motorbikes on the bridleway - of course the cyclist is welcome


a group of walkers with dogs descending from Latrigg


looking back down the east ridge


the westmost tree and Derwentwater


looking west down the ridge


Derwentwater and Keswick from the ridge


looking northwest to Bassenthwaite Lake