Friday, 5 July 2013

Walking in the Lakes

Friday 5th July 2013
           We've just returned from our beautiful Lake District having spent 8 day walking with our friends John & Lindy who live in London . Every year or so we meet up and walk with them in this lovely part of England. We met them on a walking holiday in Italy in June 2001 . Over the years they've climbed all the summits known as the Wainwrights I think there's 214 of these tops so it's quite an achievement. With their knowledge of the area we explored some of the areas that I'm not that familiar with. The highest summit we climbed was St Sunday Crag but most of the summits and ridges were in the middle range around 2000ft- 2200ft in some of the lesser known areas of this beautiful area of England.
            Here are just a few shots taken over the holiday that I think portrays this lovely area.

First the St Sunday Crag walk.

                     John & Lindy with Ullswater in the background

                                               Gavel Pike

                                    Summit of St Sunday Crag

                                   Descending to Grisedale Tarn

The stream running out of Grisedale Tarn, in the shallows dozen of minnows were shoaling in full breeding colours.

       Starry Saxifrage( Arctic-Alpine) growing in the mineral rich stream

                                    The Vale of Newlands

                                    The walk on to Alkin Knot

                         The beautiful ridge walk along Ard Crags

                          Looking across to Sail and Crag hill

                              Down the ridge from Knott Rigg

                   Uldale Fells and the Trusmadoor dry valley

                                  Heading to Great Sca Fell

                                  Looking back to Over Water

                                    Back of Skiddaw country

                            Best Cotton Grass for many years

                                        Skiddaw House (YHA)

                             Cumbria Way..... wild country

                            High Moss on the Outerside Ridge


                                  Butterwort (insect eating plant)

                                   Sun dew (insect eating plant)

           Sundew and cotton Grass at low Moss near to Causey Pike

                    Walking off Barrow with Skiddaw in the distance


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