Lake District walks - Coledale Horseshoe

Looking East from near the top of Sail, along the Causey Pike ridge. Sail Pass is down in the dip, and Stile End and Barrow are down on the left. Keswick is in the valley. In the far distance are the Pennines, visible between Blencathra and Clough Head.

January

May

These pictures are all from the top of Eel Crags, looking down on Braithwaite in the valley between Grisedale Pike, on the left, and Outerside, Stile End and Barrow on the right. Skiddaw and Blencathra in the distance.

January

May

May

Looking down Coledale from just below the Hause, with Outerside casting a huge shadow in the winter afternoon. The snowy Pennines are visible in the distance.

This is almost exactly the same view, but taken on a lovely summer's day in July, again in mid-afternoon. This time you can see Force Crag mine down in the valley, and the mine road back to Braithwaite.

Grisedale Pike from the top of Eel Crags. Again you can see the Force Crag mine buildings in the valley, which incidentally are currently being re-furbished by the National Trust, before re-opening as a visitor attraction.

The Irish Sea and Loweswater, from the western top of Grasmoor.

This is looking north from the top of Grasmoor in January, hence the snow on the northern slopes - it was very cold on top, whereas 300 feet lower it was like a spring day, without a breath of wind!

Hopegill Head is straight ahead, with Grisedale Pike to the right in front of a snowy Skiddaw.

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For somewhere to stay nearby, try

Highbridge Cottage.

P. G. R. Rigg 09/10/2003