24.5.2009 A Deepdale Horseshoe with Gary
The day before in the evening, I received an SMS on my mobile phone telling me that Gary from the OFC would join me next day for a walk on Fairfield, all around the deepdale, after Ann had posted a message on the OFC board regarding my plans and asking if anybody would favour to join me. So I met Gary in Glenridding at 9 a.m., and after parking Gary´s car at the Patterdale car park we started our walk. The weather was bright all day, with only a few clouds in the morning.
A bright morning. After falling asleep at 9 p.m., of course I am up early, so have a short visit before breakfast at Ullswater head, which is close to my room.
Arnison Crag in the background
The view down Ullswater from near the Glenridding jetty.
And off we go, this picture from the beginning of the ascent from near Deepdale bridge.
Looking back to Arnison Crag and Place Fell.
The little hamlet of Hartsop and Brother´s Water. The Knott and Grey Crag in the background.
Puddles on the way
Another view back ...
... and forward to Hart Crag and Fairfield, still with some morning fog, which should dissolve in due course.
Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield and St. Sunday Crag from the summit of Hartsop above How. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.
A western view from the ridge between Hart Crag and Dove Crag - the unmistakable skyline of Great Gable and Pillar.
Panoramic view from the summit of Dove Crag. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.
Lake Windermere and the summit cairn of Dove Crag
Great Rigg with Great End, Great Gable and Pillar behind
Lenticular clouds at the lee of the mountains - this picture composed of 5 pictures in two rows.
Great Gable behind the ridge to High Rigg
The Coniston fells
View down Deepdale from near Hart Crag summit. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.
Panoramic view from near the summit of Fairfield. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.
The Scafells with Great end far right and Esk Pike in fromt of Scafell.
Grisedale Tarn and Seat Sandal
Panoramic view to the west from the descent from Fairfield with Seat Sandal, Grisedale Tarn, the Helvellyn massive and St. Sunday Crag. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.
St. Sunday Crag from Fairfield, with the little bump of Cofa Pike in front.
Panoramic view of Deepdale from near Cofa Pike. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.
St. Sunday Crag from Cofa Pike
The Helvellyn massive from Cofa Pike
Grisedale Tarn and the view to the Scafells, Great Gable and Pillar.
Cofa Pike from Deepdale Hause
Panoramic View from the summit of St. Sunday Crag. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.
Ullswater and Place Fell from St, Sunday Crag
Interesting rock formations on St. Sunday Crag.
Red Screes and Middle Dodd, far left Caudale Moor
Panoramic View from the summit of Birks. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.
Zooming on on Red Screes and Middle Dodd; the ridge in front was our route up in the morning.
The Head of Ullswater from Arnison Crag.
Panoramic view from the descent from Birks. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.
Arnoson Crag summit.
Panoramic view from the summit of Arnison Crag. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.
Walking down Arnison Crag
Gary on the last rocky bump on our descent from Arnison Crag.
Service is our success (I went for the second one!)
Gary has returned home, and I had a delightful meal at the Fell Bites Restaurant in Glenridding. Afterwards, I enjoyed the last rays of evening sunshine at the Ullswater shore.
The jetty in the distance.
Arnison Crag and Birks
The sun gets weaker ...
A Whitebeam tree in the evening sun
Now the sun has gone, but the colors are even increasing - Place Fell
Evening panoramic view of the head of Ullswater, as seen from near the Glenridding jetty. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.