Thursday 2nd July 2009

 

Start Point : Wellington Bridge - Gosforth (NY 079 040)

                   

Distance : 6.7 miles          Height Ascended : 370 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

The Gosforth Cross

In the churchyard at Gosforth stands a celebrated Runic cross 14 feet high : heavily carved with both Christian

and pagan inscriptionsthat have evoked much archaeological controversy. It is thought to date from the 7th century

 

Overlooking Gosforth first to Muncaster Fell and then Whitfell and Black Combe beyond

 

The first glimpse of Ponsonby Fell

 

Cold Fell (and a Foxglove)

 

Sellafield………………….

 

…………………………and again

 

The northwesterly aspect from the summit of Ponsonby Fell - Caw Fell, Haycock, Red Pike and Seatallan

 

An unusual view of the Scafells showing the distinctive notch of Mickledore

 

Lank Rigg over Scalderskew Wood and Caw Fell

 

Ponsonby Fell and Swainson Knott from Scalderskew Beck

 

Ponsonby Fell

 

Lank Rigg

 

Chaffinch

 

In Blengdale Forest

 

River Bleng

 

Violet takes the chance to cool off

 

Wasdale Head - Britains Favourite View

 

Sca Fell from the Birker Fell road