Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Tag: fells

  • The Pudding Stone

    The Pudding Stone

    And so summer ends. Above the heavily scarred landscape of the Coppermines valley in Coniston is a small dry valley called the Boulder Valley on account of its numerous boulders, the largest of which is the Pudding Stone. A huge boulder that tumbled down millennia ago from the heights of Brim Fell. Some idea of…

  • Wasdale Head and the Scafells

    Wasdale Head and the Scafells

    At 582m high Middle Fell is an unassuming hill overlooked by mighty neighbours. A craggy knoll just down from the summit offers unobstructed views of Wast Water and to the North East Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, and Sca Fell separated by the high col of Mickledore. Open Space Web-Map builder Code

  • Wast Water

    Wast Water

    Wasdale Head, the classic view. We were woken up at 5 o’clock this morning by the hurrying sound of crunching feet on the gravel. It was photographers, racing to get the prime location to capture the sunrise. I wasn’t impressed but avoided muscling my way into the line of tripod set up like crows on…

  • Troutbeck Valley

    Troutbeck Valley

    What wonderful freedoms we enjoy having access to the hills and countryside enshrined in our Open Access legislation and Rights of Way system. The Scottish Access Code or Sweden’s Allemansrätt are, I admit, very enviable but we should treasure and protect our hard won rights to enjoy the sights and sounds of the outdoors. This…

  • Little Langdale

    Little Langdale

    At a mere 211m height Great How is a small pimple of a hill but with super views of Little Langdale which position at the junction of several packhorse routes from Ravenglass, Whitehaven, Keswick and Ambleside led to a busy valley. But, as well as farming and quarrying the slate in the hills, one particular…

  • Great Langdale

    Great Langdale

    Blue skies today but the forecast is for rain tomorrow with a 20% chance of cloud free summits. 

  • Mosedale


    A neighbouring valley to yesterday’s post but far more significant, it’s watercourse, the River Caldrew, having a watershed covering perhaps half the Northern Fells. On the right Carrock Fell with its steep southern flank. A calmer day than yesterday but the high tops covered in cloud. Open Space Web-Map builder Code

  • Carrock Beck

    Carrock Beck

    In the Northern Fells with Carrock Fell on the right. 649 metres high with a outcrop of gabbro, the only place in the Lake District where this igneous rock is found.

  • Newlands Beck

    Newlands Beck

    Good for nothing today after yesterday’s exertions so posting another photo from the Lake District; and just to show that the sun did make an appearance. This was taken in the shelter of Newlands Beck just before I crested High Scawdel and met the full force of the wind. I failed to find the name…

  • Somewhere in the Lakes

    Somewhere in the Lakes

    A bit of a dilemma, this weekend I’ve been in a deep valley in the Lakes with no wifi access. This means that I have two days worth of photos. Yesterday was sunny and clear and a walk around the lake produced several shots worthy of a Christmas card. Today, however, the weather forecast was…