Author Topic: Castle Crag Sun 22 Dec 19  (Read 1054 times)

April

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Castle Crag Sun 22 Dec 19
« on: 18:34:31, 24/12/19 »
We parked in the layby at Stonethwaite on Sunday. We were doing another AW for Squeaky, Castle Crag. We walked toward Longthwaite and took the path that skirts around Johnny Wood.

Walking along the lane to Longthwaite


On the footpath by Johnny Wood


Castle Crag and Kings How


We had expected fog and low cloud so we were surprised we had a view! It was dry to start too.   

Scaleclose Force


It is a shame it can hardly be seen from the path. There is another waterfall to the north of this one that gets mistaken for Scaleclose Force which is easier to take photos of. To get a good shot of this waterfall I think you would need to walk up the gill.                                             

Castle Crag seen again 


Above Scaleclose Force


The bridge crosses Scaleclose Gill. It was a soggy walk up the path to the gate in the wall to join the Seatoller to Grange bridleway where we turned right toward Castle Crag.   

Eagle Crag from the bridleway 


We could see weather fronts moving in and we had a few spits and spots of rain as we walked

Near Castle Crag 


On Castle Crag summit


We got the summit to ourselves and we were surprised! Where was everyone? We'd only seen a few people and that was not until we reached the bridleway at the foot of Castle Crag.

Looking toward Derwent Water from Castle Crag


At the start of the route leading down the slate slag heap


We were pleased to reach the bottom of the zig zags down the slate slag heap. It is steep, loose and tiresome. We got over one of the stiles and found a quiet spot to sit and have our lunch.

A look back at Castle Crag


We had descended eastward to the Cumbria Way and made our way to New Bridge

On the bridleway from Rosthwaite to Stonethwaite


It had started raining heavily in Rosthwaite and we used the bus shelter to put on our waterproof trousers.   

Stonethwaite Bridge 


Eagle Crag from Stonethwaite Bridge


Not a bad walk even with the rain. It was Stonethwaite - Longthwaite - Scaleclose Force - Castle Crag - New Bridge - Rosthwaite - Stonethwaite Bridge - Stonethwaite. 6 miles and 250m of ascent.           

"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

richardh1905

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Re: Castle Crag Sun 22 Dec 19
« Reply #1 on: 18:53:50, 24/12/19 »
Not a bad day out considering the weather we have been having, April. I particularly like the second photo  - there's something about a path that leads through trees that appeals.

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Re: Castle Crag Sun 22 Dec 19
« Reply #2 on: 19:00:04, 24/12/19 »
A lovely TR thanks. I love the Borrowdale valley and especially Castle Crag.
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Re: Castle Crag Sun 22 Dec 19
« Reply #3 on: 19:00:06, 24/12/19 »
Nice pics Ape O0
Was a good walk, fancy a wc this weekend  ;D
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Re: Castle Crag Sun 22 Dec 19
« Reply #4 on: 19:04:55, 24/12/19 »
Another vote for the second photo     :)     I think trees in winter have their own beauty, with the tracery of their branches against the sky

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Re: Castle Crag Sun 22 Dec 19
« Reply #5 on: 20:12:52, 24/12/19 »
Another vote for the second photo     :)     
I prefer photo 6, path leading over the bridge and the hills await.

April

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Re: Castle Crag Sun 22 Dec 19
« Reply #6 on: 11:45:47, 26/12/19 »
there's something about a path that leads through trees that appeals.

Johnny Wood is nice but you have to beware of the pixies  ;)

I love the Borrowdale valley and especially Castle Crag.

Thanks Slowcoach, we never tire of this area around Castle Crag, except for the slate descent of the summit!

Was a good walk, fancy a wc this weekend  ;D

I will check the weather shortly and let you know  :)

Edited to add: No I don't south westerly gales are forecast on the fells on Saturday and Sunday  :(

I think trees in winter have their own beauty

I am a tree fan  :)

I prefer photo 6, path leading over the bridge and the hills await.

Thanks Ridge  :)
« Last Edit: 11:58:23, 26/12/19 by April »
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Re: Castle Crag Sun 22 Dec 19
« Reply #7 on: 14:12:48, 26/12/19 »
Thank you April. It's lovely to see places I have visited knowing I will never be able to visit again in real life. Your posts are enabling me to walk by proxy.
These boots are made for walking.... so long as the rest of my body agrees

April

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Re: Castle Crag Sun 22 Dec 19
« Reply #8 on: 16:18:08, 26/12/19 »
Thank you lostme1  O0
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Re: Castle Crag Sun 22 Dec 19
« Reply #9 on: 07:22:51, 28/12/19 »
Lovely pics April O0
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Re: Castle Crag Sun 22 Dec 19
« Reply #10 on: 11:29:40, 02/01/20 »
Love the moss covered wall  O0 ;D
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Re: Castle Crag Sun 22 Dec 19
« Reply #11 on: 17:48:05, 02/01/20 »
Thanks sunnydale and pleb  :)
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Re: Castle Crag Sun 22 Dec 19
« Reply #12 on: 20:19:18, 02/01/20 »
Great photos April of one of my favourite fells O0