|Once past Castle Crag the going improved somewhat...although there were lots of folk, not unexpected.|
For those contemplating a trip on here by bike...go the other way, its easier!
|Of course its never as bad as you think it'll be...(is it?) and we duly arrived at the high point.|
Here we look over towards the Grey Knotts-Brandreth Ridge.
|And this is the scene of devastation behind! The old tips have been ground up/crushed.and left it would seem.|
|Once the descent was underway we soon arrived at Dubs Hut. Well you can't pass a bothy without having a peek inside. It was in remarkably good order considering the hordes of folk who must pass this way.|
|Theres quite a gap between this and the last photo. The going is mostly unridable...believe me I tried and spilt the blood to prove the point.|
Anyway here the worst is over and the view down to Buttermere and Crummock Water is rather good.
|Looking back to Warnscale Bottom and the track we'd just descended...always a pleasing view.|
|The bridleway along the shore of Buttermere is one of many which has been "improved" over the years. Due to the late afternoon there weren't to many people.|
Fleetwith Pike very prominent behind.
|More Tea and cake was taken at "Croft House Tearoom", before the climb of Newlands Pass. The Inbred felt like it weighed a ton! The top came eventually tho!|
Robinson behind in this picture .
|Basically road work back to Keswick and the car, Skiddaw looking superb in the evening light.|
Chips then the drive home, a great day even with the injuries!!