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