Glenridding Weekend Away

1st August 2009

Saturday long walk: Thirlmere and Helvellyn
Starting off: wet
Starting off: wet
Very misty over Glenridding
Very misty over Glenridding
Water, water, everywhere
Water, water, everywhere
Coming up into the clouds
Coming up into the clouds

Top of Sticks Pass, 550m
Top of Sticks Pass, 550m
A quick flash of blue sky
A quick flash of blue sky
Clouds suddenly clearing as we move west...
Clouds suddenly clearing as we move west...
... revealing Thirlmere valley and Skiddaw
... revealing Thirlmere valley and Skiddaw

Taking an easy path along the valley side,
Taking an easy path along the valley side,
we pass streams in full force,
we pass streams in full force,
with waterfalls visible all the way up the hillside.
with waterfalls visible all the way up the hillside.
Chameleon sheep pretending to be rocks
Chameleon sheep pretending to be rocks

On the way back up: Joe, Thirlmere and Bassenthwaite
On the way back up: Joe, Thirlmere and Bassenthwaite
From Helvellyn's peak: Red Tarn
From Helvellyn's peak: Red Tarn
The infamous Striding Edge (too windy for us today)
The infamous Striding Edge (too windy for us today)
We take the gentler route down Grisedale
We take the gentler route down Grisedale

Recently delivered rocks for path-building
Recently delivered rocks for path-building
Dollywaggon Pike
Dollywaggon Pike
Sheep
Sheep
Lanty's Tarn
Lanty's Tarn

Walk led by John M; photos by Vince B
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