is the valley down which the Caldew river flows
- and down which you will be returning. Skiddaw is the
The top of High Pike is a gentle curve, with this pile of stones, a cairn and a seat erected in memory of a young man, who died at the age of 16 and who "loved all these hills".
curiosity, unmarked on the OS maps, is Lingy Hut, formerly a shooting
box. All around here was not a good place to live if you were
a grouse. Now the
hut is maintained, less destructively, by the National Park as a
my inspection revealed two items: a champagne bottle, and a beer
bottle, both unsurprisingly empty. The champagne is possibly
a left-over from New Year's Day when, every year, the Park Rangers
congregate here for a party.
That is Carrock Fell in the distance, High Pike is up to the left, and Knott is up to the right.
From the top of Knott, looking between Lonscale Fell and Blencathra towards Thirlmere in the far distance. Great Calva, our next objective, is in the foreground.
This is the
path to Great Calva which, despite all appearances, is not flat - there
is a large depression down to the right.
Skiddaw is in the distance.
from Knott you can see Bassenthwaite Lake (this picture is at full x5
zoom). Is this the only place from where you can see both
Thirlmere and Bassenthwaite Lake?
The top of Great Calva
Skiddaw from the top of Great Calva
Blencathra looks a bit different from this angle, doesn't it?
north-east from Great Calva: Carrock Fell in the distance.
This is the
way down into the Caldew valley from Great Calva.
And this would
be the way up, if anyone were so foolish. At least it's not scree
A great place
to finish a long and tiring walk...
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