Sunday, 17th June 2012
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Parking beside a rather full River Rothay . . .
the group assembles for the start of the walk
Stockghyll Beck rushes to join the waters of the River Rothay
The sculpture was created by young local people of Ambleside who worked with local artists Rebecca Heaton Cooper and Sally Toms,
Named 'The Turning Point', the sculpture was unveiled and a time capsule was hidden here on 22nd July 2000.
The first of two waterfall . . .
in Stockghyll Woods . . .
and the second waterfall
Even the steps to Wansfell Pike are running with water after the recent downpours
Looking across to Kirkstone Pass, Red Screes is hidden in mist
And at the pass there is still some mist around
The lower stepped section of the climb is easy to navigate . . .
but the the ground becomes rougher at higher levels
There was a view when we stopped for elevenses . . .
and it returned before we left
Jenny pauses on the way down to . . .
Middle Dodd . . .
where we discuss a route across to Scandale Pass
Karen spots a 'wee orchid'
An impressive cairn marks High Bakestones . . .
with Windermere in the background
A sheltered spot is the ideal place for lunch . . .
before more photos of High Bakestones with Red Screes in the background . . .
and another view over to Windermere
Robb meets a family taking a break on High Pike
Low Pike with High Pike to the left and Little Hart Crag to the right
A 'man and his dog' check out the descent at Sweden Crags
Scandale Beck . . .
passes under Low Sweden Bridge . . .
where Karen spots a small yellow fruit
Back in Rothay Park and the water looks rather high and very swift