is the path up to Mousthwaite Col, the ridge across the
picture. The path tracks across from bottom left to top
right, as you can (?) see. What you normally see, also, is
Bannerdale Crags above the col - but not today. Souther fell
is off to the right.
we are looking back down from near the col. Souther Fell on
the left, Blencathra Scales Fell on the right. Great Mell
Fell is visible in the distance.
top of Souther Fell is a long and flat stretch of grassland, and I hope
this cairn means that it is the highest point! It did seem to
This is the "view" towards Sharp Edge. One fine day I'll take another picture, just to prove it.
Samba is unimpressed.
Mell Fell was just about the only fell-top low enough to see.
all the lowering clouds, St John's in the Vale seemed to be bathed in
little beck you see here is the infant Glenderamackin River, coming
down the eastern edge of Blencathra. Mousthwaite Col, on the
left, prevents further progress, so the river does a sharp left turn,
wanders around the entirety of Souther Fell and eventually drops down
to Threlkeld to become the lovely Greta, which is our very own river in
wondered where our llamas in Keswick had gone! There were
some by the lakeside, and these might just be the same ones, up on
Scales Farm at the foot of Blencathra.