Thursday 24th August 2006

 

Start Point : Grasmere village (NY 336 074)

 

Distance : 8.0 miles          Height Ascended : 750 metres

 

Route Map

 

Loughrigg Fell & Grasmere from the ascent of Helm Crag

 

Martha, Millie & Hester on the well-marked path leading to Helm Crag

 

Looking across to Sour Milk Gill and the waterfalls

 

Looking up Far Easedale Gill

 

Looking across to Heron Pike

 

A glimpse of Easedale Tarn - the top of the Langdale Pikes and High Raise on the skyline

 

Fairfield & Great Rigg

 

Alexander & Bobby topping out on the Lion's Head - Helm Crag summit

 

The Howitzer - Helm Crag

 

On the barrel of a gun……………

 

High Raise and the view up Far Easedale - our route was up the ridge on the right to take in Gibson Knott & Calf Crag

 

Harrison Stickle, Pavey Ark & High Raise prominent on the horizon – from Helm Crag

 

The path to Gibson Knott and Calf Crag……………

 

Grasmere Common, Easedale and the The Greenburn Horseshoe – click on image for a larger version

 

Bobby & Lyn with their new friends waiting for the others to catch up

 

Another view up Far Easedale Gill……………..

 

……….and the view looking the other way down Easedale towards Grasmere

 

Looking back to Helm Crag from Gibson Knott

 

 

Calf Crag from Gibson Knott

 

Deer Bields above Far Easedale Gill

 

Calf Crag - Rob & Ros stop to admire the view

 

Looking down Easedale Gill - Gibson Knott & Helm Crag ridge on the left

 

Looking back along the ridge and our route from Helm Crag

 

Looking SE from the summit of Calf Crag

 

Looking east from Calf Crag summit to the Helvellyn Ridge, Seat Sandal and the Fairfield Ridge

 

You go that way, you go that way and I'll go this way.......!

 

Helm Crag (just left of centre) now seen across Greenburn Bottom

 

Looking back on the ridge we had just walked - Helm Crag, Gibson Knott & Calf Crag

 

Thirlmere showing the signs of the recent hot and dry spell - Blencathra dominating the far skyline

 

Thirlmere and it’s surrounds from the summit of Steel Fell - click on image for a larger version

 

Thirlmere from Steel Fell

 

Looking south from Steel Fell towards the high Furness Fells

 

Another pit stop for Millie, Martha & Hester

 

Looking down the ridge from Steel Fell - Helm Crag n the right

 

Zooming in on The Lion & The Howitzer on top of Helm Crag

 

On the way down from Steel Fell

 

Looking up Green Burn from the descent of Steel Fell

 

Looking back on the steep descent of Steel Fell