A superb 4.5 mile walk this morning beginning and ending on the shores of Ullswater near Glenridding. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t as forecast with full wet gear required as I gained height. The wildlife highlight was coming face to face with a fox on my descent alongside Mossdale Beck – I don’t know who looked more suprised, me or him!.. As ever click on the images for larger versions…
(Above) Passing the ‘Seldom Seen’ Cottages looking towards Glencoyne Head.
(Above) Looking north towards Ullswater and Gowbarrow Fell on the left.
(Above) Glenridding Dodd in the foreground. But first I headed towards Heron Pike which rises steeply to the right (out of picture).
(Above) The summit of Heron Pike with Glenridding Dodd below.
(Above) Birkhouse Moor dominates the view to the south with St. Sunday Crag on the left and Striding Edge and Catstycam on the right.
(Above) Striding Edge and Catstycam with Helvellyn in cloud.
(Above) The summit of Sheffield Pike looking towards Catstycam.
(Above) On the tops of Sheffield Pike.
(Above) Walking down from Sheffield Pike towards Glenridding Dodd (left), with Glenridding village below. Beyond are Place Fell, Angletarn Pikes and Arnison Crag, with High Raise, Rampsgill Head, High Street, Thornthwaite Crag and Caudale Moor in the far distance.
(Above) The summit of Glenridding Dodd.