|All loaded up, the sign as many will know says Skiddaw 4 miles. It felt every inch of that!
|It felt steeper than this, Derwentwater certainly looks beautiful in the evening light though.
|Not quite the top, but I think a better viewpoint
|Whos this getting in on the act? Blencathra's rather softer side in the background
|Having found a good spot for the night I walked up little Man, the sunset didn't materialise
|Our wild camp on the col, My bivi and Ian's Laser Comp (fly only)
|This morning descending to the Cumbria Way near Skiddaw House
|A late breakfast beside Wiley Gill
|Looking back to Blencathra from Berrier
|Ian rode back to his car at Askham. I continued riding the bridleway at Matterdale End, before arriving at the Old Coach Road.
|Plenty of time so I had lunch and a brew beside the Mariel Bridge over Mosedale Beck
|From this point Keswick was in view and the ride's back was broken. The old road has got rather washed out on this descent which is a shame.
|The old railway trackbed has made a great cyclepath and provided my route back to the car in Keswick.