29th October

today's walk (Keswick rambling club): Blencathra

This walk was chosen to celebrate 60 years of Keswick rambling club
their first walk 60 years ago was up Blencathra so today both A and B groups embarked on this climb

the B group setting off from Threlkeld

climbing onto the open fell

looking east from the fellside to Great Mell Fell

coffee stop - another party stop to chat about yesterday's awful weather

Swaledale ewe

we reach the ridge with Blencathra summit and Sharp Edge ahead

on the path up Doddick Fell

Sharp Edge seen over Scales Tarn

the A party catching up

looking south into the very welcome sun

A and B mixed on the path up Blencathra

Tony, the Ramble Secretary, taking a picture for the local paper

pressing on for the summit

on the very crowded top of Blencathra

looking across the saddle to Atkinson Pike

five of us set off along the ridge for a descent

looking down one of the valleys

Skiddaw as we approach Blease Fell

descending the new zigzag path with Derwentwater in the distance

descending to Threlkeld

looking over Threlkeld to Clough Head

autumnal trees beside the descent path