Saturday 20th February 2010

 

Start Point : Fell Side (NY 304 375)

Distance : 6.9 miles Height Ascended : 550 metres

 

Route Map

Fell Side the starting point of today's walk

 

Little Fellside Farm

 

Potts Gill

 

A scarred landscape - once part of the workings of Potts Gill Mine

 

Great Sca Fell and Brae Fell

 

Memorial seat on the summit of High Pike facing Back o' Skiddaw

 

Violet and the heap of stones that mark the summit of High Pike

 

High Pike and the view south - the principal fell to the left of the cairn is Blencathra

 

The Skiddaw range

 

A regal-looking Violet

 

Looking over Great Lingy Hill to Knott and Skiddaw

 

Carrock Fell from the sheepfold on Great Lingy Hill

 

My route off Great Lingy Hill was down this gill to the right of Iron Crag

 

Looking down at the start of Dale Beck at the foot of Roughton Gill

 

Iron Crag and Balliway Rigg...................

 

...........further round is Great Sca Fell

 

The foot of Roughton Gill

 

Ice layers in Roughton Gill

 

Great Lingy Hill above some of the spoil heaps and ruins of the once-renowned Roughtongill Lead Mines

 

Light and shadow in Hay Gill

 

The meandering course of Dale Beck on it's way to Branthwaite