PICTURES AND TRIP REPORTS FROM MY WALKS IN THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT
After our couple of expeditions to far flung foreign parts ( well Scotland and Staffordshire ) it was back to the Lake District for a round taking in two Wainwright tops (which are also Birketts ) plus three tops which are Birketts but not Wainwrights if you see what I mean..
Quite warm but a little dull as we set off. Causey Pike in the distance.
The lovely Newlands Church.
Our route up on the right and down on the left.
Looking back to Catbells.
Redstart by the path..
The view along the valley to Dale Head. We turn right just after here and climb up to High Snab Bank.
A look back down
And a look up. Our (well Sue's) reasoning for doing the walk this way round i.e. up Robinson and down Hindscarth was that with rain forecast later we didn't want to be descending the quite tricky rocks on Robinson.
And there are a couple of rocky steps where hands on rock are needed.
The slope steepens as you near the top.
Looking down the route as the weather closes in.
Into the cloud on Robinson. The forecasted rain started as we having our sandwiches at the top.
Hindscarth is up there somewhere.
Looking over to Fleetwith Pike and it might be brightening up.
But not really on our side of the hill. Sue looking down at our descent route off Hindscarth.
Still raining as we descend.
Looking across to our route up Robinson from the indistinct top of High Crags ( Newlands )
And the not much more distinct top of Red Knott
A clearer view of our ascent route.
High Crags on Maiden Moor with Catbells beyond from Scope End.
The little bump of Swinside seen over the Newlands valley.