29th October 2014

today's walk (Keswick rambling club): Blencathra

This walk was chosen to celebrate 60 years of Keswick rambling club
their first walk 60 years ago was up Blencathra so today both A and B groups embarked on this climb


the B group setting off from Threlkeld


climbing onto the open fell


looking east from the fellside to Great Mell Fell


coffee stop - another party stop to chat about yesterday's awful weather


Swaledale ewe


we reach the ridge with Blencathra summit and Sharp Edge ahead


on the path up Doddick Fell


Sharp Edge seen over Scales Tarn


the A party catching up


looking south into the very welcome sun


A and B mixed on the path up Blencathra


Tony, the Ramble Secretary, taking a picture for the local paper


pressing on for the summit


on the very crowded top of Blencathra


looking across the saddle to Atkinson Pike


five of us set off along the ridge for a descent


looking down one of the valleys


Skiddaw as we approach Blease Fell


descending the new zigzag path with Derwentwater in the distance


descending to Threlkeld


looking over Threlkeld to Clough Head


autumnal trees beside the descent path

revisit yesterday's pictures of Barrow

other recent pictures

a cruise to the Outer Hebrides including St Kilda

pictures taken with a new Lumix TZ60 since I lost my beloved Ixus in Scotland

a recent short trip to Wales

you are welcome to copy and use these pictures but please credit the photographer - Ann Bowker

- or better still include a link to my homepage mad about mountains

another selection of recent pictures can be found at Tony Richards' Lakeland CAM

. more at LoweswaterCam

.. and yet more at Leaney's Lakeland Fells

... or visit the other end of England at Cornwall CAM

.... visit a fellow peak bagger and mountain lover at where2walk

..... Keswick Rambling Club Home Page


Skiddaw homepage . . . . . . my homepage