The Lake District Mountains
It was back to Mardale Head today on another fabulous day for walking. Visibility was a little less than perfect but I still managed to get some reasonable photographs. Mardale Head was very crowded and parking places limited but we were able to squeeze the car in at the side of the road and set off towards Gatescarth pass. Most people seemed to be doing the walk in an anti-clockwise direction. I think we chose the right way. On the way home we stopped off in Shap at the very friendly and welcoming Bull's Head Inn where we had a superb pint of Thwaites' Wainwright Ale. This beer has just been launched to celebrate the centenary of Wainwright's birth. I think it might be a winner!
Rough Crag from the path to Gatescarth Pass from Mardale Head
Looking back to Haweswater from the path up Harter Fell
Haweswater from the north east end of Harter Fell
Looking back to the rocks that mark the previous view point with Branstree and Selside Pike beyond
Paul at Harter Fell's summit with his 'master'
Looking over Nan Bield Pass towards Mardale Ill Bell
Looking back to Harter Fell from the other side of the pass
Towards Mardale Ill Bell's summit
Mardale Ill Bell's summit
Sitting amongst rocks that are millions of years old - it's good to feel so young!
Blea Water and the Long Stile ridge
Heading off Mardale Ill Bell towards High Street
Looking back to Mardale Ill Bell with Harter Fell beyond
The trig point on High Street's summit
Looking down on Rough Crag, our route back down to Mardale Head
Harter Fell from Caspel Gate Tarn
Holly at Rough Crag's summit
Gatescarth Pass towards which we started the walk with Branstree to the left and Harter Fell to the right
Haweswater again as we come down towards Mardale Head