One of the must do horseshoe walks in the Lake District. I did this in December last year.
very early start at Skelgil
starting on the first bit of the climb up Cat Bells
Oscar chasing the moon.
up to Cat Bells. You have to start this early to have it to yourself.
heading up towards Maiden Moor looking back over Cat Bells and Skiddaw range beyond
looking over the Newlands Valley
climbing up now, still nobody else around
professional landscape photographers don't count.
this could have been what he was taking a picture of
or this, Skidaw and Blencathra
ok, time to move on - I think that's the High Spy cairn
the view to the right isn't too bad either
the final climb of today up towards Dale Head
At Dalehead Tarn, come on Oscar
Dale Head cairn and the Newlands Valley
could spend all day up here...
ok, let's move on. There is a choice to turn immediately right towards Hindscarth or carry on a bit and turn right to take in Robinson. I've already been up Robinson so with my baggers hat on, Hindscarth it is.
top of Hindscarth. You can see the ridge we have walked up, like a set of steps
and again here.
heading back down now.
The rest of the walk was a nice flat ramble through farmland, including Littletown
One of my favourite walks, a great one to take visitors on.