PICTURES AND TRIP REPORTS FROM MY WALKS IN THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT
Better than expected weather today on this short but lovely walk.
Castle Rock with the houses of Legburthwaite below and Watson's Dodd above.
Great How on the left, Raven Crag to the right.
Great How again but with a little slice of Thirlmere now visible.
I always admire these two trees.
And from between the trees you can see Helvellyn.
Skiddaw and Blencathra appear as height is gained.
Looking down to Thirlmere from where the path descends into a small col.
The heather is starting to lose it's colour but still provides a nice foreground for St.John's in the Vale and Blencathra.
The skies to the south are starting to cloud over but it never felt like it might rain.
On of the many lovely little tarns on High Rigg.
We had to wait for this little chap to get over the stile.
Sue is looking over the wall to the small enclosure in which were hundreds of Painted Lady butterflies which are attracted to the thistle.
Nearing the end of High Rigg, Great Calva comes into sight between Lonscale Fell on the left and Blease Fell. Tewet Tarn is the water below.
A look over to the north western fells with Whinlatter on the far right then Grisedale Pike and Hopegill Head and then great bulk of the Eel Crag/Crag Fell group.
Sue and Lynn make their way along the path back down St.John's in the Vale.
Castle Rock appears which means we must nearly be back to the start.
Billy goat gruff resting by the path.
I always forget about this little sting in the tail.