The Kentmere Clatter

A day of clattering descents, steep ascents...
...and not a great deal in between.
On a beautiful still morning, we started at the head of Haweswater to get the steepest of these done first.
The track is rideable at first: Chris enjoys a few minutes on the bike...
...before the inevitable carry begins up past Small Water and on, across Nan Bield Pass.
The first of three clattering descents behind, heading down towards Kentmere Resevoir before the rocky track gives way to fast open ground.
We reached Overend just as the sun returned; a peaceful scene looking back towards Kentmere Common.
Another, shorter and easier climb and then more bone jarring steep stuff saw us at the head of Long Sleddale with a much longer climb ahead.
In the sun, above the waterfalls of the diminutive upper River Sprint, the steep climb up Gatescarth Pass beckons, but will have to wait a while yet...
...until after plenty of pushing but at least no carrying, we are rewarded with a view back over the head of Haweswater, Riggindale and High Street beyond...
...and of course, the last of the day's clattering descents...
...requiring a certain amount of concentration and the occasional lapse of common sense.
A last glimpse of Haweswater and the fells east of High Street; one for the long days of BST...

Comments

Adventuretess said…
Beautiful photography. Each one captures the scale of your surroundings beautifully - love the one with the dog :-)
Tess