Monday, 19 September 2016

"Withnail And I" Country - 17 September

A Rucksack Club Meet to tour "Withnail And I" country and bag a couple of Synges on the way round. Second Breakfast on Wasdale Pike having visited the Lunch House and Grey Bull before visiting the Saddle Crags, Widepot and Tongue Rigg, the first of the Synges.

From Tongue Rigg to Scam Mathew (the other Synge) and then down to Sleddale Hall or "Crow Crag" for a synopsis of the film and a tour of the partially restored ruin. To complete the day we bagged the pack-horse bridge below the hall.

Wet Sleddale Reservior

Wet Sleddale Reservior

By Grey Bull

Wasdale Pike

Sleddale Beck

Looking across upper Sleddale

Towards Wet Sleddale Reservior

Sleddale Hall (i)

Sleddale Hall (ii)

Sleddale Hall (iii)

David at Sleddale Hall

Leaving Sleddale Hall

Monday, 12 September 2016

Lake District Mountain Trial - 11 September

A night in Wasdale before the Mountain Trial on Sunday morning provided the opportunity to photograph Wasdale, Duddon Valley and Copper Mines Valley. This would have been my 8th "Trial" but for a foolish error when I failed to read the map properly and consequently failed to visit one of the mandatory check points. Nevertheless it was a good day out and thanks to all those who helped on the day and beforehand.

The Screes

Wasdale Head

Buck Barrow beyond the Bridge

Wasdale Head (ii)

Wasdale Head beyond the Bridge

Wasdale Road Junction

Last light in Wasdale

Photographer surveys Wasdale

50 Years after his first of 10 wins at the Mountain Trial, Joss gets ready for another one.

Copper Mines Valley