Friday 2nd Febuary 2007

 

Start Point : Howtown  (NY 443 198)

 

Distance : 8.5 miles          Height Ascended : 880 metres

 

Route Map

 

The beginning of today's walk show good prospects for a fine day –

looking down on Howtown Bay from the ascent of Steel End

 

Beda Fell from Steel Knotts

 

Westerly panorama from Steel Knotts - Beda Fell to the right with Place Fell behind - Hallin Fell to the right

 

Ullswater seen between Sleet Fell and Hallin Fell from Steel Knotts

 

The rock tor of Pikeawassa that marks the top of Steel Knotts

 

Pikeawassa - Bonscale Pike to the right the penultimate top for today's walk

 

The Nab in bright sunshine - Ramps Gill to it's left and Bannerdale to it's right

 

Higher up now above Brownthwaite Crag looking back to Howtown and Ullswater

 

Another view of The Nab and the ridge from Rest Dodd - Helvelyn catching a cloud in the middle distance

 

The views opening up as height is gained - Blencathra also laced with light cloud in the distance

 

Just below the summit of Wether Hill again looking northwest - Blencathra still in cloud

 

Hetty takes a few warming rays by the summit cairn on Wether Hill

 

Westerly/northwesterly panorama from Loadpot Hill - most of the peaks now virtually cloud-free

 

Something catches Hetty’s attention…………….

 

Great Mell Fell & Little Mell Fell in the middle distance with Carrock Fell behind, Blencathra to the left

 

Ullswater from Arthur's Pike………………..

 

………......and looking the other way to Bonscale Pike

 

Ullswater from Bonscale Pike

 

Looking down on Hallin Fell and beyond to Stybarrow Dodd (left),

Great Dodd (centre) and Clough Head (right)

 

Bonscale Tower - ‘The work of a craftsman’ (AW)  

 

Hallin Fell and Howtown Wyke

 

The impressive summit cairn on Hallin Fell

 

Steel Knotts and Beda Fell catch the late afternoon sun –

High Street dominates the skyline to the left