Sunday, 12th August 2007



Walk: Hawes End, Brandelhow Park, Manesty Park, Grange, Castle Crag, Tongue Gill, High Spy, Maiden Moor, Hause Gate, Cat Bells, Hawes End
Start Point: Hawes End Grid Ref: NY 247 211
Distance:  10 miles Ascent:  3,200 feet
Weather: A dull but dry start with rain developing then clearing later in the day.
Accompanied by:

Marie (leader), Ray, Many, John D

Comments: A pleasant walk through the woods but quite a heavy downpour when we reached Grange. Good views on the tops with some mist over Glaramara and Dale Head.


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Looks like we have a helping hand for this walk


A tranquil scene at Victoria Bay as we walk through Brandelhowe Park


Brandelhow Bay gives a good view of Walla Crag


Castle Crag comes into view


The mirror-like water of the River Derwent break up as it tumbles over stones in the foreground


The zig-zag on the spoil heap leading up to Castle Crag - where are the passing places?


Marie and John inspect the memorial on the summit of Castle Crag


An unusual cairn on the ascent to Castle Crag - there are quite a few of these


Eagle Crag emerges from the mist at the end of the Stonethwaite Valley


Mine workings at the disused Rigghead quarry- but the tunnel does not go far


Looking over Rigghead quarry to Tongue Gill


A sunny Glaramara peaks out from below the low cloud


Eagle Crag, now clear of mist, with the Ullscarf ridge behind


The rocky face of Hindscarth


Littletown does look rather small from here


Clouds brush the top of Blencathra while the sun catches some houses in Keswick


Ard Crags, left of centre, are swamped by Causey Pike and Crag Hill


The light picks out the ridges on Scar Crags, with Causey Pike and Grisedale to the right


Leaving the rocky top of Cat Bells the route down is obvious


The green Newlands Valley leads down to Hindscarth, Robinson and Red Pike


Bassenthwaite, with Binsey and Skiddaw to the right


A last look back at Cat Bells reveals another group of 'summiters'

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