|Name of walk||High Spy & Maiden Moor with Fr. John|
|Date of walk||2019-08-08|
|Distance walked (miles)||9|
|Duration of walk||6 hours 40 minutes|
|Peaks on walk||High Spy, Maiden Moor|
|Walked with||Fr. John Inglis|
On Thursday I drove to Keswick for 8.30am, and met up with Father John in the car park of Our Lady of the Lakes and St. Charles Church. I left my car and he drove us to Grange, where we parked next to the Methodist Church and started our walk towards Castle Crag. We will continue up to High Spy via Tongue Gill and Rigghead Quarries. The weather was going to be good.
We walk the east side of Castle Crag towards Rosthwaite.
John takes a photo of the Greylag Geese.
John posing on the bridge to Rosthwaite. We don't cross it as we are heading up into the gap behind John.
The footpath takes the long route around!
Eventually we are heading up. Looking back to Castle Crag.
Heading up beside Tongue Gill.
Track to nowhere.
We are entering Rigghead Quarries.
Another mine level.
Inside another level.
Old quarry buildings.
Another mine level.
We continue on up.
We turn off for the route up to High Spy
Looking over to Dale Head.
Dale Head Tarn in the dip.
High Spy summit cairn. We stop for lunch near the edge with views over to Dale Head and Hindscarth. John has made us both sandwiches and coffee. I bring freshly picked damsons from our tree.
Derwent Water with Blencathra behind.
We continue on over High Spy.
View over the purple heather to Causey Pike etc.
Wandope, Grasmoor, Crag Hill and Sail.
Causey Pike with Grisedale PIke behind.
And again, across a tarn.
Heading down to Maiden Moor.
View across to Hindscarth and Robinson.
Heading down towards Hause Gate. Cat Bells now in view.
Derwent Water with Lonscale Fell and Blencathra behind.
Looking over Cat Bells to Skiddaw.
Approaching Hause Gate and our path down to Manesty.
View back up the path.
We continue down.
On the road walk back to Grange looking back up. Grange was busy so we planned to stop off on our way back to Keswick for a coffee.
I took this from the car. The Jack Russell is covered by a hanging basket frame......genius!
Coffee break at a farm. I had a big slice of carrot cake too.
From my seat I could look over to the diagonal path that we came down on.
Bill from Ballarat sent me this photo of what Castle Crag should really look like! I wish! Ha!
Our walk was 8.8 miles and took us six hours and forty minutes, including lunch and rest stops. An easy walk with no difficulties, but next time we will take the direct route on the west side of Castle Crag and save a mile!