Wednesday 10th November 2010

 

Start Point : Wythburn (NY 324 136)

                   

Distance : 7.9 miles          Height Ascended : 1030 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

The starts by climbing quickly through the wooded area above Wythburn church.

 

Height is very quickly gained and a great view to the north along Thirlmere soon opens up.

 

Skiddaw.

 

Beyond Bleaberry Fell Criffel is easily seen across the Solway Firth.

 

Superb visibility all round - here looking across Dunmail Raise to the Western Fells from the top of Comb Crag.

 

The first view of the summit.

 

Striding Edge.

The cross-shelter deserted today...................

 

…………………well not quite.

 

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam.

 

Red Tarn - the snow covered Pennines in the far left distance.

 

Overlooking the Helvellyn's OS column.

 

Martha having a snowy run around.

 

Looking south.

 

The Gough Memorial - erected in 1890 on the edge of the summit above the path to Striding Edge.

 

Striding Edge.

 

Striding Edge.

 

Catstye Cam, Birkhouse Moor, Red Tarn and Striding Edge.

 

Helvellyn from Nethermost Pike.

 

Grisedale from Nethermost Pike.

 

St Sunday Crag.

 

Grisedale.

 

Ruthwaite Cove from the top of Nethermost Crag - a frozen-looking Hard Tarn lower centre.

 

A lone walker crosses the Hevellyn plateau.

 

The Helvellyn ridge from Dollywagon Pike - High Crag, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn and Striding Edge.

 

The northeasterly aspect from Dollywagon Pike………….

 

…………………….and the view west over Ullscarf towards the Scafells and Great Gable.

 

The post below the summit of Dollywagon Pike.

 

St Sunday Crag and Deepdale Hause from the beginning of the path down to Grisedale Tarn…………………

 

…………………..and another view down Grisedale.

 

Grisedale Tarn reflections.

 

Fairfield - a little clearer than my last visit.

 

Looking down Raise Beck across to Steel Fell.

 

Birk Side.

 

Thirlmere from the edge of the forest track leading back to Wythburn church.