Sunday, 17th June 2012
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The group gathers . . .
beside a swift flowing River Rothay . . .
and cross Stock Ghyll Beck
to check out the cairns in Rothay Park. The sculpture was created by young local people of Ambleside who worked with local artists Rebecca Heaton Cooper and Sally Toms,
Named 'The Turning Point', the sculpture was unveiled and a time capsule was hidden here on 22nd July 2000.
Walking through Stock Ghyll woods,
we pass the first waterfall . . .
to reach Stockghyll Force
Even the steps leading to Wansfell Pike have water running down them today
Looking across to the Kirkstone Pass, Red Screes if hiding in the mist
Pausing at the pass to prepare for the ascent . . .
which starts out on a good paved path . . .
and higher up we climb into the mist
There was a view when we stopped for elevenses . . .
and it reappears as we are about to leave
Red Screes . . .
with Brothers Water to the north . . .
and Windermere to the south
Jenny pauses on the descent to . . .
Middle Dodd . . .
where we check out a traverse to Scandale Pass
A 'wee orchid' is spotted on the way
Looking down Caiston Beck to Ullswater
On the way to . . .
High Bakestones . . .
a first visit for most of the group . . .
and the ideal spot for lunch
High Bakestones' cairn with Red Screes in the distance
From High Bakestones we make our way . . .
to the eatern arm of the Fairfield Horseshoe . . .
where the route is rather damp in places
Robb meets a family on High Pike
Continuing our descent . . .
towards low Pike . . .
with more views of Windermere
Low Pike with High Pike to its left and Little Hart Crag to the right
A 'man and his dog' check out the scramble . . .
off Sweden Crag
Scandale Beck . . .
at Low Sweden bridge
Could th water be even higher as we return through Rothay Park!!!