Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Black Crag

Still a little tired from climbing the Pikes, but the weather's about to turn so it's today or never. A long walk over to Black Crag from Chapel Stile.

Black Crag elevation

Black Crag route

The day started off very foggy, which eventually cleared leaving very bright skies. Almost nobody around until we reached the edge of Iron Keld.

Foggy valley

Fog and cloud

Last wisps of mist around the hills

Calf in a stream

View from near Black Crag

Sheep with Tarn Hows in the background

More views from near Black Crag

Bare tree with Black Crag in the far background

Langdale Pikes in the distance (we were there 2 days ago!)

Gill on a rock surrounded by boggy ground

View from Black Crag summit

Gill and John at the summit of Black Crag

View from the west side of Black Crag
On the way back down a family asked if we'd seen their dog. We hadn't so carried on but keeping an eye out. A long way down we saw a sheep fighting off a dog. We ran after and found the dog had cornered the sheep and was standing on its back. After driving it off we found it had been savaging the sheep, with blood all round its neck and flanks. While Gill chased the dog back to the family the sheep recovered and ran off up the path so it wasn't too badly injured.

Keep your dogs on a lead if you can't control them! We eventually found it again safe up the hill.

Bleeding sheep

Gill on a rock (again)

Lone mushroom

Sudden flock of sheep

Rushing down the road

Autumn leaves over a waterfall

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