LAKE DISTRICT 2011


31 Gorffennaf / July  2011   Skiddaw       Arweinyddion / Leaders Peter & Alison

Group photo below Skiddaw

Ullock Pike in distance

first stiff climb!

Alan & Gary

seibiant

edrych draw at Longside Edge

appraoching Kiln Potts

Skiddaw in distance

peaks are clear

Peter, Alison, Ann

upwards we go!

Mike & Ann

tuag at Ullock Pike

Alison near The Edge

Bassenthwaite Lake

Alison

Wyn

towards Ullock Pike

looking down the ridge

approaching Ullock Pike

Bassenthwaite Lake

Gary, Helen, Ann with Skiddaw in distance

Helen & Wyn gyda Skiddaw yn y cefndir

another rest

Peter, Brian, Alison

approaching Ullock Pike

at Ullock Pike

nearly there

looking down ridge again

Mervyn

Mervyn 'the rock poet'

Skiddaw

Alan

Longside Edge

Mike & Skiddaw from Longside Edge

Mandy & Jeff

Longside Edge

Longside Edge

Longside Edge

Longside Edge

Alison & Ann with Skiddaw in background

Alison & Peter

Alan & Alison

Mike & Wyn

towards Carl Side

Little Man from Carl Side

Alan & Ann on Carl Side

Geraint & Peter on Carl Side

Geraint a Little Man yn y cefndir

Peter & Ann

start of the steep ascent up to Skiddaw

climbing up to Skiddaw

tuag at Skiddaw

It is as hard as it looks!!!

Ann says it's easy (must have taken it easy on the wine the previous night!)

Jeff also making it look easy!

Longside Edge from Skiddaw

Ann & Brian taking a breather

Longside Edge

Brian

Geraint

summit of Skiddaw ahead

Skiddaw summit

Ann

Ann & Alison

Margaret, Geraint & Norma

Alan ar gopa Skiddaw

Norma, Geraint & Margaret

Mike

Mandy & Alison

Curon (without his phone?)

Helen, Wyn, Mike on Skiddaw

team photo on Skiddaw

Alison & Peter

Christine & Brian

away we go

i lawr y waered

cinio

Alan

lunch

Mervyn with Longside Edge in background

Mike & Margaret

view from Gibraltar Crag

Brian & Geraint

Eric (gotcha!)

descending Skiddaw

admiring the view

Skiddaw

Mike & Ann

descending (hard bit yet to come!)

Alison alarmed at the though of carrying a rucksack(s).

What on earth is she doing now?!

mwynhau'r olygfa

Helen, Mike, Margaret

wait until you see the next bit! (ha ha ha!)

the killer descent

the tortuous descent

it gets even worse after this!!!

nice view of lake

edrych nol at Skiddaw from Southerndale Beck

Brian with Skiddaw in distance

Norma & Skiddaw yn y pellter

lloc defaid

Alison & Gary on last leg of walk

approaching the end

looking back towards Ullock Pike

Ann

Margaret & Norma

Margaret & Norma

debriefing at Traverllers' Rest at Grasmere

debriefing at Traverllers Rest, Grasmere

Travellers Rest, Grasmere

Martin & Curon

Peter explaining the route to enthusiastic observers

 

1 Awst / August 2011  6m       Haystacks    Arweinyddion / Leaders Peter & Alison

along Buttermere (on a clear day!)

group photo at Gatesgarth Farm

away we go!

Margaret leading the way

misty peaks

along Warnscale Bottom

around here Norma lost her spectacles!

pombren dros Warnscale Beck

footbridge over Warnscale Beck

lan y cwm

looking back at Buttermere Lake

Brian & Christine

Buttermere

path getting a bit rocky

Alan

upwards

Brian, Peter & Alison

Peter & Alison

looking down the valley

Brian

lan a ni

nearing the tops

bothy

Alan

former workmen's hut now used as bothy

Alison & Peter inside bothy

quite cosy inside

team photo outside bothy

view of bothy

nearly in cloud

just below cloud level

towards Blackbeck Tarn

Brian

towards Innominate Tarn

tuag at Lyn Innominate

rocky path

team photo at Innominate Tarn (location of Alfred Wainwright's ashes)

ar lan y llyn

Eric -can't miss him in that jacket!

lunch stop

Margaret & Norma

Ann

Curon (without his phone!)

Jeff & Mandy

Gary & Brian

Innominate Tarn

lunch with Innominte Tarn in distance

Eric (loves having his photo taken!)

ready to start again

Alison on the summit of Haystacks

Ann, Peter & Alison on Haystacks

summit tarn (on a clear day)

Alan ar Haystacks

group photo on Haystacks

Peter and the view from Haystacks on a clear day

golygfa o Haystacks ar ddiwrnod clir

leaving the summit

descending

descending from Hayastacks

rocks are a bit slippery

Ann does it in her stride!

Geraint

nearly below cloud level

seibiant

below cloud again looking towards High Grag

High Crag

Geraint

Haystacks

Alan

view of Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike

down we go

Ann & Peter

Robinson?

Martin

rest just below Scarth Gap Pass

Eric and Fleetwith Pike

back towards Buttermere

Alan near High Wax Knott

Mandy & Jeff

Brian & Christine

Wyn

Eric (again!)

Buttermere

Warnscale Beck from Peggy's Bridge

2 Awst / August 2011 6m   Dunnerdale Fells     Arweinyddion / Leaders Peter & Alison

the famous Blacksmith Arms, Broughton Mills

Mandy & Wyn towards River Lickle

Alison & Ann towards bridge over River Lickle

ivy covered cottage

Curon

seibiant uwchben Green Bank

Peter along stone lined track

Geraint

Great Stickle in distance

Great Stickle yn y pellter

delightful track

llwybr dymunol iawn

Brian & Martin

old barn & Great Stickle

Brian

Mike & Christine

Peter & Mike on misty summit of Great Stickle

group photo on Great Stickle

mist starts to lift

descending the hill

Mike & Wyn waiting for Brian!

still waiting for Brian. Is he lost?

Ann & Alison

still no sign of Brian!

Geraint

Ann in front pushing the pace with Gary & Wyn

nameless tarn

uwchben y llyn bach

great view of Stickle Pike

Stickle Pike

Stickle Pike

Stickle Pike (reminiscent perhaps of Tryfan and Llyn Caseg Fraith)

Curon & Helen

towards Stickle Pike

Mike & Peter

nameless cairn

Stickle Pike

Gary & Peter

Gary

Geraint, Brian, Peter on top of Stickle Pike

Mervyn

Geraint & Mike

Staunton Ground Farm

y gopa

Alan

silouette

silouette

admiring the views

Brian

group photo on summit

group photo

Wyn & Helen

down towards the road

at the road

along Park Head Road

Mervyn & Gary on Park Head Road

view of Caw

Jeff & Wyn with Caw in distance

Gary, Mervyn, Mike

along small crags

ar hyd twmpathau

mist moving in

towards The Knott

cairn on The Knott

Alison & Ann with Raven's Crag in background

Brian & Christine ar The Knott

The Knott & Raven's Crag

descending The Knott

be careful, its slippery here!

debriefing at the Blacksmiths Arms

3 Awst / August 2011 7m          Blencathra            Arweinyddion / Leaders Peter & Alison

Threlkeld village car park

Blencathra from Threlkeld

view of Blencathra

Blencathra

crossing Gate Gill

Blencathra

Wyn

Mervyn

looking back at Doddick Fell ridge

lone walker on Hall's Fell

Blencathra o Doddick Fell

Martin & Curon

Mike

seibinat

A66 to Penrith (Penrudd)

climbing Doddick Fell

Helen

Doddick Fell

Merv, Alison, Mike

Alison & Ann

climbing Doddick Fell

Alan

this is tough!

Sharp Edge

Peter, Curon and Sharp Edge

Scales Tarn

looking back at zigzag path to summit

Doddick Fell

team photo on Blencathra

Alison & Ann on Blencathra summit

golygfa o'r gopa

Alan

Knowe Crags in distance

cinio

lunch

lunch

Mike

Peter

view from summit

Geraint with Knowe Crags in distance

route up

Hall's Fell Ridge

towards Atkinson Pike

tarn below Atkinson Pike

memorial cross

tuag at Fan Atkinson

desending towards Sharp Edge

Sharp Edge and Scales Tarn

above Sharp Edge

Mervyn & Scales Tarn

Sharp Edge & Scales Tarn

Alison & Peter above Sharp Edge

Sharp Edge

towards Scales Tarn

i lawr y waered at Lyn Scales

path down to Scales Tarn

Peter & Geraint

Sharp Edge and Scales Tarn

everybody in for a dip!

Alison

Ann, The Beast from the Black Lagoon & Brian

dont fall in, Merv!

rest with Sharp Edge in distance

Mike decides to climb Sharp Edge

Mike descending Sharp Edge

Sharp Edge

Sharp Edge

descending path above Glenderamackin River

down the valley below Scales Fell

Curon a Sharp Edge yn y pellter

Geraint

break

Peter & Ann

debriefing at pub in Threlkeld

Castlerigg Neolithic Stone cirlce with Blencathra in distance

Castlerigg

Castlerigg

Castlerigg

Castlerigg

Helen, Alison, Ann at Castlerigg

4 Awst / August 2011 7m      Pike of Blisco        Arweinyddion / Leaders Peter & Alison

Blea Tarn Car Park

Blea Tarn with Langdale Pikes in distance

Blea Tarn

outflow from lake

Bleamoss Beck

low mist -suppose to clear early in the afternnon

we reach the road

climbing towards Wrynose Bridge

Wrynose Bridge

Mervyn

waiting for everybody to catch up

a Herdwick Sheep

Wyn & Martin towards the Three Shire Stone

tuag at Three Shire Stones

Geraint at Three Shire Stone

Peter at Three Shire Stone

The mist should start to clear any time now

towards Red Tarn

Red Tarn an Great Knott partly in mist

mike's new outfit!

mist lifting from Great Knott - looks promising!

cinio

Helen ascending Pike of Blisco

Merv ascending Pike of Blisco

clear summit of Pike of Blisco

rocky pools on summit

Langdale Pikes - what a view!

Fantastic view looking down the Langdale Valley

Spectactual view of Langdale Pikes from Pike of Blisco

Magnificent view of Langdale Pikes

Alan on summit cair of Pike of Blisco

Peter on Pike of Blisco

summit of Pike of Blisco

Pike of Blisco

What a view!

copa Pike of Blisco

Wonderful views of Langdale Pikes

Crinkle Crags still in mist

summit cairn

Pike of Blisco

Martin, Curon, Helen on Pike of Blisco

Helen & Langdale valley

Langdale valley

down a very steep stepped path to valle floor

red sandstone paved path

cant wait to reach the bottom

Mervyn

Langdale Pikes

seibiant

Alan

path looks worse than it actually is!

it'e never ending!

Peter

great view

Brian with Pike of Blisco in distance

Geraint, Alison and Ann & Pike of Blisco in distance

Geraint & Alison with Pike of Blisco in distance

Alison & Ann

Geraint

sun's about to come out

sting in the tail!

looking towards Langdale Pikes

beautiful view

spectacular view of Blea Tarn and Langdale Pikes

They are at it again!

5 Awst / August 20011 12m      The Fairfield Horseshoe        Arweinyddion / Leaders  Peter & Alison

Ambleside

leaving Ambleside

Jeff, Mike, Peter

Ann & Alison

poles in old gate posts

towards High Sweden Bridge

Jeff tuag at Bont High Sweden

High Sweden Bridge & Scandale Beck

Ann, Alison, Peter at High Sweden Bridge

Ann & Mike

Jeff & Wyn - Windermere in distance

seibiant

High Pike

High Pike

ladder stile

Windermere

Fairfield in distance

Windermere

Jeff & Helen

Geraint

towards Dove Crag

tuag at Dove Crag

Alison & Peter

Geraint

cheer up!

Dove Crag summit & Windermere

towards Hart Crag

Alan

Jeff

Jeff

towards Fairfield

looking back at Hart Crag

Rydale Valley

Helvellyn

Alison & Mike towards summit

Fairfield summit

Fairfield summit

copa Fairfield

Cofa Pike & St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

Geraint & St Sunday Crag

Windermere from Fairfield

return leg towards Great Rigg

Alison & Ann and Windermere

Alan

looking back at Fairfield

Gramsere

towards Heron Pike

Alison & Ann

Ambleside and Windermere

Ann

Ann

final descent

Helen

short cut back to Ambleside

debriefing at Ambleside pub

5 Awst / August 2011 6m     Old Man of Coniston     Arweinydd / Leader Brian Lloyd

old slate mine

old graffitti

old buildings

lower slopes

former adit

Coniston Lake (just about)

tarn

mountain tarn

rugged hills

relaxing enjoying the views

glad the mist has lifted

raven

Pike of Bliso, Langdale Pikes (Scafell Pike in distance?)

not many walkers about

mounatin tarn

high peak

Coniston

Old Man of Coniston

Coniston Lake in distance

Brian on summit of Old Man of Coniston

Coniston summit trig point

debriefing at Sun Hotel, Coniston