Friday  5th August 2011

 

Start Point : Rosthwaite (NY 258 149)

                   

Distance : 8.7 miles          Height Ascended : 700 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

Stonethwaite Beck.

 

Just past Stonethwaite Bridge a pitched stony-staircase winds it way up through an unnamed deciduous wood.

 

Close to where the path emerges from the wood there is a great view across to Eagle Crag and Sergeant's Crag……………….

 

………………………….and also up to the top of Honister Pass.

 

Eagle Crag and Sergeant's Crag from the ruined bothy on Lingy End.

 

Looking up Langstrath over the heather clad fringes of Great Crag.

 

The heather is in full bloom around the shores of Dock Tarn.

 

Dock Tarn…………….

 

………………………and again.

 

High Seat over Watendlath Tarn from the summit of Great Crag.

 

Dappled sunlight lights up the fells surrounding Seathwaite.

AW wrote ‘On the right sort of day (warm sunshine) and at the right time of year (August)

 the top of Great Crag, carpeted with lovely heather, is quite the place to be’.

Sums it up perfectly

 

The High Spy ridge from the secondry northerly top of Great Crag.

 

Watendlath.

 

Another view on the way to regaining to the main path amidst the many twists and turns through the heather.

 

A profile of Grange Fell's up-and-downy top.

 

Bleaberry Fell and High Seat over Watendlath Tarn.

 

The southwestly aspect from the top of Puddingstone Bank.

 

Jopplety How from Brund Fell.

 

The view north from the summit of Brund Fell.

 

The top of King's How with the High Spy / Maiden Moor ridge behind - the tops of Grisedale Pike and Causey Pike just visible.

 

Another view towards Skiddaw across the heathery tops of Grange Fell.

 

Wainwrights high and low - Dale Head, High Spy and Castle Crag.

 

………………….and the wider view.

 

Beyond the Jaws of Borrowdale.

 

King's How - the path through the mature bracken just discernible (to the left, across the middle and up the northern slope).

 

Rosthwaite village.

 

Derwent Water.

 

Brund Fell from King's How.

 

Castle Crag - Great Gable the high point in the distance.

 

Derwent Water and the Skiddaw range from the summit of King's How.

 

High Spy over Castle Crag.

 

Violet takes a well earned cooling off dip in the Derwent before……………

 

……………………….shaking the drips.

 

Great Crag from the confluence of The Crook and the River Derwent.

 

King's How over the River Derwent.