Friday 21st January 2011

 

Start Point : Ashness Bridge (NY 269 196)

                   

Distance : 5.3 miles          Height Ascended : 580 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

Ashness Bridge.

 

Cat Bells, Eel Crag and Causey Pike.

 

Same view slightly higher up - the thin veil of early morning mist over Derwent Water gradually being burnt away.

 

 

St Herbert's Island  - Derwent Water (features as Owl Island in Beatrix Potter’s ‘The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin’

 

The Cat Bells / Maiden Moor ridge over the head of Derwent Water.

 

Keswick and the Skiddaw massif.

 

En-route to Walla Crag there is a splendid panoramic view over Derwent Water featuring the Northwestern Fells.

Looking northwest from the top of Cat Gill.

 

Skiddaw and accompanying fells over Keswick.

 

Blencathra from the summit of Walla Crag......................

 

………………......and the view northwestwards.

 

Northern Giants.

 

The remains of the temperature inversion between Derwent Water and Bassenthwaite Lake is slow to burn off.

 

The sheepfold on the ridge route between Walla Crag and Bleaberry Fell.

 

A great view through Borrowdale and the Seathwaite valley beyond towards the distant Scafells and Great Gable.

 

The northerly aspect from the summit of Bleaberry Fell…………………….

 

 

…………………….and the view northeastwards over Dodd Crag and High Rigg (Blencathra to the left, Clough Head to the right).

 

Bleaberry Fell's summit cairn.

 

High Seat’s OS column with the Helvellyn ridge beyond.

 

Looking northwesterly…………………….

 

……………….and northeasterly.

 

The Helvellyn ridge from High Seat - the prominent rock knoll in the foreground is called Man.

 

Bleaberry Fell.

 

Clough Head and the Dodds.

 

There's cold in them there hills.

 

Derwent Water from Dodd.

 

Above Barrow Beck.

 

Looking back up the steep descent route taken off Dodd.