30th July 2014

today's walk (Keswick rambling club): Smardale - Crosby Garrett - Nettle Fell


we started on the coast to coast path ..


.. heading east


looking over the wall to the Howgill fells


still on the coast to coast path


stile over a limestone wall


descending into Smardale


the Smardale lime kilns


coffee stop beneath a limestone cliff


a rare Scotch Argus butterfly - only found in England here and on Arnside Knott


bee on a thistle


crossing the Smardale viaduct on the disused railway now a nature reserve


looking back at the viaduct


ford on the lane to Crosby Garrett


lunch in the playground in Crosby Garrett


walking through Crosby Garrett


leaving Crosby Garrett


looking back to Crosby Garrett as we climb above it


on top of Nettle Fell


tea stop


beautiful sunny afternoon


back on the coast to coast path now heading west


looking over a limestone wall to the Howgill fells

revisit yesterday's pictures of the River Derwent

.. other recent pictures

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

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


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