St Herberts Island on Derwent Water
It's quite a slog up the first section even without all the kit we were carrying
And a bit depressing when you see the summit in the distance for the first time (to the left of Skellgill Bank)
But we soon get to the top of Skellgill Bank & the summit doesn't look so difficult
As we approach the summit looking back at where we have walked
At last one of the posts can be put to use & lighten our load
Andy & the maul (we weighed it when we got home & it was a stone)
Who would be daft enough to volunteer to carry that up this high?
Karen was the lucky one who had it in her rucksack, another post has been put in place, just one more to go.
A launch on Derwent Water
The final one just off the summit where the new path starts
Downhill from here (Walla Crag in the background)
Looking back up the path, our sign is to the left of the path
Blencathra in the distance
We then walk around Cat Bells back to the car, looking up at the summit
The bench in the bottom right of the last picture is dedicated to the writer Sir Hugh Walpole who lived in a house below us
Crag has disappeared in the ferns here as he has found the first running water of the walk & he is trying to drink the stream dry.