Walk Report: Central Fells Day 2
|Date:||21st Oct 2007|
|Stats:||11.0 miles, 1400 feet|
|Weather:||Bright and sunny, windy on the tops, wet underfoot but no rain|
|Fells:||1: Castle Crag|
|Other Info:||Extensive, but expensive parking options in Keswick|
|Summary:||Stonethwaite, Seatoller, Castle Crag, Grange, Cumbria Way along the Derwent Water shoreline, Keswick|
Key to symbols:
= Trig Point = Wainwright
Stonethwaite Farm B&B
A misty start to the day in Borrowdale
Following the Allerdale Ramble here, from Seatoller, towards Castle Crag
The sunlight at this time of day was perfect, it made the oranges and browns of the bracken and other flora glow
I’d only ever seen Castle Crag on the Wainwright Walks show with Julia Bradbury and she enthused about it. I totally agree, the approach from Seatoller is awesome and the Crag itself is just the most incredible place. From the path built out of the scree slopes to the memorial on the top and the splendid views – this is possibly my favourite fell to date!
Approaching Castle Crag. If its possible, the weather today is even better than yesterday.
Dry beck on the path to Castle Crag
The bridge over Tongue Gill
Castle Crag. You can just make out the slate scree which makes up part of the path to the summit
The path continues along the foot of Castle Crag, down towards Keswick.
Scree slope comprising millions of slate pieces makes for an interesting path up the side of castle Crag
You have to be careful where you put your feet.
View across the valley from the path up to Castle Crag
Lower slopes of Castle Crag
View towards Keswick and Skiddaw from the summit of Castle Crag
The path running along the valley floor below Castle Crag
Not sure you can see them on this shot, but the path up to Catbells was literally a caterpillar of people at about 11am on this Sunday. Probably 50 or 60 people in this shot alone. There was a queue visible at one particularly narrow point that we could see. Compare that to the solitude we found on Castle Crag – only a couple of miles further along the valley! No contest for me!