Wednesday 23rd March 2011
Start Point : Patterdale (NY 396 159)
Distance : 8.7 miles Height Ascended : 830 metres
Thornhow End (right) - the route up towards Birks.
The path up Thornhow End is steep and the view down Ullswater becomes progressively more extensive as height is quickly gained.
The view across Grisedale to Birkhouse Moor from Thornhow End.
St Sunday Crag - onwards and upwards.
The way forward is graced with great views across to Striding Edge and the Helvellyn ridge.
Ullswater from the north east ridge.
Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn, Striding Edge and Catstye Cam.
A slightly hazy view over Birks towards Place Fell and beyond.
The Hevellyn ridge, Striding Edge, Catstye Cam and Birkhouse Moor .
The southwestly aspect from the summit of
St Sunday Crag includes
Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn, Striding Edge and the merest glimpse of Catstye Cam.
Hetty leads the way down from Deepdale Hause.
Seat Sandal and Grisedale Tarn.
Brothers Parting Stone.
This is the place where Wordsworth said a last farewell to his brother John : his verses are inscribed in the rock outcrop.
Here did we stop; and here looked round
While each into himself descends,
For that last thought of parting Friends
That is not to be found.
Brother and friend, if verse of mine
Have power to make thy virtues known,
Here let a monumental Stone
Stand sacred as a Shrine.
St Sunday Crag.
A delightful setting for Ruthwaite Lodge.
The view down Grisedale from Ruthwaite Lodge.
Grisedale – Birk Fell and Place Fell make up the shadowed skyline.
Looking back up Nethermostcove Beck.
Looking up to the Angletarn Pikes / Brock Crags ridge.