This photograph, looking south from the other side of the Whinlatter Pass, shows the path very clearly up the middle of the picture. You start roughly at the bottom left corner. At the top of Grisedale Pike one can turn left along the ridge down to Braithwaite, go straight over to Coledale Hause, or go right along the ridge to Hopegill Head.
Looking north towards Skiddaw after climbing a few hundred feet from the forest.
Skiddaw and Blencathra behind the Hospital Plantation. This was the first place that a fir was planted commercially in England by the Forestry Commission, and its name comes from the fact that it was used as a sanatorium for tuberculosis sufferers many years ago.
A view in mid-December
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