|Start Point:||Latrigg car park||Grid Reference:||NY 280 254|
|Distance:||11.5 miles||Ascent:||3,220 feet|
|Weather:||A mixture of sun, mist and rain|
|Comments:||A sunny start but drifitng mist on Skiddaw gave some cause for concern. By the time I reached the summit most of the mist had cleared but I had no sooner left the top than the rain and mist descended. The rain lasted for a little more than half an hour and the mist cleared soon after I reached Bakestall.|
Leaving the car park . . .
I soon pass the memorial cross . . .
marking the lives of two local shepherds
A panorama from Cat Bells to Whinlatter Pass . . .
and zooming in on the Coledale Horseshoe
Cat Bells with Hindscarth and Robinson to the right . . .
and from a higher viewpoint
Found in the middle of the path, possibly a fox moth larva
Blencathra from the approach to . . .
Lonscale Fell . . .
and Skiddaw is hiding in the clouds . . .
while Great Calva catches a little sun
A fancy affair on the approach to . . .
Little Man . . .
as the mist begins to roll in
The topograph on the summit of Skiddaw . . .
where there is also a trig point - the gathering place for a family I met
Skiddaw summit . . .
and the mist is on its way again
The mist and rain clear by the time I get to Bakestall . . .
and I can even see over the Solway Firth to Scotland
Looking down Dash Beck to Binsey . . .
and a detour to find Whitewater Dash
A footbridge takes me across the River Caldew
An oasis of trees - perhaps remnants of Skiddaw Forest . . .
shelter Skiddaw House . . .
a youth hostel . . .
with an interesting history . . .
and views of Great Calva
Looking north from the Glenderaterra Valley to Great Calva . . .
and south down the major geological fault running through the centre of the Lake District