This is the view
looking north from Outerside, with Braithwaite and the Skiddaw
massif straight ahead. The pictures were taken in mid-summer,
winter, in early summer, and in autumn. Different colours each time...
These pictures, taken in autumn 2002, autumn 2003 (after the Barrow fire) and in winter respectively, look east, with Barrow obscuring a view of Keswick - but you can still see part of Derwentwater, so all is well with the world! You can easily see the path down Stonycroft Gill to Stair, and the track up to the top of Barrow from Barrow Door. Beyond the lake is the northern end of the Helvellyn ridge, one of the best linear walks in the Lakes. Helvellyn itself is out of the picture, to the right.
further round to the East: a snowy Helvellyn ridge behind
Stonycroft Gill and Newlands Valley. Causey Pike in the right
foreground. And, just for contrast, the same view in autumn.
Sophie looking pleased with herself on the top of Outerside.
now in front of Grisedale Pike.
The southwest view, with Force Crag mine in the valley below Grisedale Pike. You can easily see the path up to Coledale Hause, which you meet if you go down from Outerside via Coledale.
Looking due south, with Sail and Eel Crags on the right, and the path up Stonycroft Gill climbing up to Sail Pass. Scar Crags and Causey Pike are off to the left.
You don't have to wait until the top for good views: here, in winter and in autumn, is Outerside, on the right. Sail and Scar Crags are in the background. Braithwaite is down behind us.
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