Saturday, 2 October 2010

Almost the same Place

I went back to the same car park today but this time went straight up the fell to Bell Knot and then onto Little Hart Crag. About 2 weeks ago the last of the swallows left the factory down near the coast, but unbelievably I saw 4 swooping around at 400m in the lea of the ridge.
The top was in cloud so I didn't see any thing again until I emerged in the upper Hogget Gill corrie.
This area looks very impressive with lots of little corries and crags with the imposing Dove Crag in the background and a view down Dove Dale.

I dropped off the NE end of Stangs and descended the stream to the main valley just above the bridge. The mist seemed to have cleared off the tops a bit as I walked back across the valley to the car.

I wonder how much longer places like this will remain with trees. There were lots of sheep in this area. The trees in the bits I walked through seemed quite old with lots of stumps and bits broken off. As they die there doesn't seem to be anything re growing as the sheep just eat everything. Is it time to remove them for a while ? We might get some flowers then as well.


Maz said...

Lovely photos - getting used to the camera I see!

Greg said...

Thanks Maz. Still not sure about the camera. I think I used to get better skies with the Pentax.

Maz said...

Getting past whiteout is my big problem. Once I have some time, I'll be learning more about photography so that I can begin to improve. It's a topic I've traditionally been interested in but it's always taken a back seat.

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Great ethereal pictures. I've never actually attempted anything of great distance west from these parts. Only done Dove crag on the Fairfield horseshoe... you may have inspired me.

Hendrik Morkel said...

Some great photos, and some fine hills to walk in.

Imagine you'd take away the sheep and grow forests, you couldn't see the hills anymore ;)

Greg said...

Yes I wouldnt like it if it was total trees but in a
lot of places in the Lakes it appears they eat everything.