Saturday, 5th September 2015
I've spent this last week at Sheila's caravan. Today I met up with Tracey for a steady amble up Bleaberry Fell a lovely hill falling just short of the magic mountain height at 1,936ft, then a boggy trip across to High Seat at 1,994ft high before descending down to Ashness Bridge.
|Beautiful views over Derwentwater|
from beneath Brown Knotts
|Looking across to the Skiddaw range|
|Plenty of climbing left to do|
(there is a path in there somewhere!)
|Bassenthwaite lake just visible in the distance|
|And so into heather territory on the flanks of Castlerigg Fell|
|Pano shot of our route up|
|View back down of our route|
|Me in the summit shelter|
(after a very boggy middle bit)
|Me at High Seat summit trig|
|Views towards Bassenthwaite lake from Dodd crags|
|Tracey with Derwentwater behind|
|Little waterfall at the junction of Ashness Beck and Barrow Gill|
|Peter waiting for us at Ashness Bridge|
A fabulous, leisurely walk in glorious weather.
Strangely, this was the only "proper" walk I did the whole time. I spent a lot of time just relaxing, shopping in Keswick and doing a bit of driving around to get my bearings, stopping off here and there for a little mooch about. In some respects, you could say I wasted the week but there is something wonderfully relaxing about not having any commitments or timescales to stick to.
Thanks for looking 😊