Sunday 10th July 2011

 

Start Point : Stonethwaite (NY 262 138)

                   

Distance : 9.0 miles          Height Ascended : 780 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

Crossing Stonethwaite Bridge at the start of the walk to join the Coast-to-Coast path which I would follow up to Greenup Edge.

 

Eagle Crag - the long curving skyline to the left is Ullscarf.

 

Eagle Crag from Stonethwaite Beck.

 

The meeting of Langstrath Beck and Greenup Gill.

 

Stonethwaite Valley.

Typical Lakeland scenery - crags, boulders, birches, bracken, old walls, crystal waters.

 Lakeland at its very best and most charming (AW).

 

Plaque set into a boulder by the path.

 

The view from the boulder.

 

The Greenup Gill waterfalls - Lining Crag the darker of the raised bumps ahead.

 

The early morning sun lights up Eagle Crag………………

 

…………………and again from slightly higher up the path.

 

Lining Crag, the headwaters of Greenup Gill and glacial moraines.

A coast-to-coaster works his way up towards the top of Lining Crag.

 

Sergeant's Crag and Eagle Crag.

 

The northwestern fells over Eagle Crag.

 

Looking over Long Crag towards Allen Crags and Great End.

 

Greenup Edge - the Coast-to-Coast contines down towards Grasmere and beyond my route swings right up towards High Raise.

 

Ullscarf over Greenup Edge.......................

 

………......and the view northeastwards down Wyth Burn to the Helvellyn ridge from the same point.

 

Martha and Hetty take a chance to cool off in one of the pools near Codale Head.

 

OS pillar on High Raise looking northwest………………

 

……………………..south…………………

 

…………………and southwest.

 

Passing sunburst on Sergeant's and Eagle Crags.

 

Back o' Langdale Pikes.

 

Heading down to Stake Pass.

 

Rosthwaite Fell and Bessyboot.

 

Langstrath.

 

Allen Crags and Upper Langstrath remain a little gloomy............

 

………………………….but the view lower down is a lot brighter.

 

Stake Beck waterfalls…………

 

…………………and another chance for Hetty and Martha to dip their feet.

 

Cam Crag.

 

Eagle Crag and Sergeant's Crag from Langstrath Beck.

 

Woof Gill and Cam Crag.

 Can you spot the tent?

 

Blackmoss Pot.

 

Here Langstrath Beck forms a deep, silent pool in a rocky gorge, a picturesque

scene, and one that should be visited by all who pass along the valley (AW).

 

Blea Rock.

 

The foot of Langstrath.

 

Looking back up Langstrath and to Bow Fell.

 

Crossing the footbridge over Langstrath Beck by Johnny House.

 

Martha poses supreme