|Blea Rigg with a passing shower looking towards Silver How.
Pete will continue to offer his private guiding services through the Autumn months, so if you would like a great day out on the Lake District fells, at reasonable cost, just get in touch and book yourself an adventure. You'll go further with a guide and Pete will arrange a suitable day out for you.
Bella, Pete's Border Terrier usually comes too, she's not on these pictures as she's had a wart that was troubling her removed from her foot by the vet so she's grounded for a couple of weeks.
The weather improved recently after a wet August though it was still showery and windy on Blea Rigg above Easdale at the beginning of the week.
|Looking from Blea Rigg towards Silver How above Grasmere.
The following pictures are from our walk on Helvellyn today, the weather was great and the hill was busy with walkers, runners, mountain bikers and even a few on e-bikes, who were saving themselves the trouble of pedalling.
|Ascent of Raise Beck from Dunmail Raise.
We took the 555 bus at 0930 from Keswick and got off at the top of Dunmail Raise with the intention of climbing Dollywaggon Pike and Nethermost Pike as well as Helvellyn.
|The path leading to Grisedale Tarn at the top of Raise Beck
|Grisedale Tarn nestles below Fairfield and Dollywaggon
Grisedale Tarn is at about 550m and comes into view after the ascent of Raise Beck, it's just over an hour's walk from the bus stop on Dunmail Raise. We stopped here for elevenses and took some time out to appreciate the grandeur of our surroundings.
|Ascending the zig-zag path from the tarn towards the summit of Dollywaggon Pike.
|Summit cairn on Dollywaggon Pike 858m with a distant view of Ullswater
|Frank and Trish on Dollywaggon with High Crag beyond
|Walkers ascending Dollywaggon's south ridge from Grisedale Tarn.
|Ruthwaite Cove from High Crag with Grisedale below and Ullswater in the distance.
|Dollywaggon Pike seen across Cock Cove from High Crag
|It was a steep pull up onto High Crag 884m
|Pete, Frank and Trish at the trig point on Helvellyn 950m
Pete and Trish from Washington in the US took the 78 bus up to Seatoller earlier in the week and walked back to Keswick. We ascended High Spy by way of Rigghead Quarries, there were a few showers which turned into squalls of rain which filled my shoes from the top as we approached Maiden Moor though they soon dried out. We dropped down before we came to Catbells and turned down Yewthwaite Gill from Hawse Gate to pick up the road from Skelgill. We made our way easily then to Lingholm, where we had coffee on the terrace, warmed by the sun which, having hidden for most of the day, relented and put in a welcome appearance.
|High Spy above Borrowdale, cool and windy with atmosphere.
|Maiden Moor as the sun came out and lit up the summit.