High Spy ridge

Wed 12 Nov 2003

Route: Hawes End - Skelgill Bank - Catbells - Hause Gate - Maiden Moor - Blea Crag Cairn - High Spy - Rigghead Quarries - Castle Crag - River Derwent - Grange in Borrowdale - Derwent Water - High Brandelhow - Low Brandelhow - Hawes End

Distance: 10.00 miles

Ascent: 2,650ft

Time: 4 hours 50 minutes

With: On Own


Sunshine, scattered cloud touching the high tops

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Causey Pike, Outerside and Barrow from the road at Hawes End

Skiddaw hidden by a bank of cloud

Derwent Water with cloud on the top of Blencathra

Causey Pike

Newlands from Catbell's north ridge

Derwent Water

Looking back down Catbells north ridge from the summit

Walla Crag and Bleaberry Fell from Catbells summit

360 Panorama from Catbells summit

Catbells from Maiden Moor

Goldscope Mine and Low Snab Farm

Maiden Moor from Blea Crag Cairn

Borrowdale from Blea Crag Cairn

Hindscarth from High Spy's impressive summit cairn

The Helvellyn ridge from the descent through Rigghead Quarries

Castle Crag

South into the sun from Castle Crag

Castle Crag summit

Rosthwaite, Borrowdale from Castle Crag

The River Derwent

Skiddaw, now out of the cloud

High Brandelhow landing stage, Derwent Water

'Entrust', Brandelhow

Skiddaw and Blencathra from Low Brandelhow landing stage, Derwent Water


Blencathra seen across Derwent Water

Previous Walk: Aira Force and Gowbarrow Fell (Sun 9 Nov 2003)

Next Walk: Elterwater and Little Langdale (Sat 15 Nov 2003)

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