The photos on these gallery pages are my favourites from all the walks. They are not in any particular order, but I have arranged them into categories, one per page. Some new photos added on 26th December 2011.

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Rannerdale Knotts summit

Rannerdale Knotts summit. Slopes of Mellbreak and Crummock Water immediately behind, Loweswater in the distance. And a sheep can admire the view, right?

Rannerdale Knotts summit on walk 46, 28th October 2011. One of my favourite summit views so far partly because of the geography and light (Mellbreak’s slope looks totally dominant, although it’s not really that high a fell) but mainly because of the posing sheep, admiring the view.

Summit of Scar Crags

Summit of Scar Crags: Causey Pike and, ultimately, the Pennines behind

Summit of Scar Crags, 10/11/10, walk 27. I could have filled a whole page on this gallery with photos from this walk, in fact; the combination of winter light, clear blue skies, autumn colours and snow-dusted peaks was more-or-less unbeatable.

Summit of Slight Side

Summit of Slight Side

Slight Side, 3rd July 2010, walk 20b. This is one of Wainwright’s top six summits: and you can see why. These two guys, about to take their own summit photo, add helpfully to the shot.

Gibson Knott summit: Joe and a family of walkers

A friendly family of walkers look amused at Joe's pained expression, on the top of Gibson Knott

I love Joe’s slightly pained expression here as contrasted with the smiling face of the walker to the left. This just looks nice and spontaneous, and the way that Joe looks bigger than the family amuses me. This was taken on 29th January 2011, on walk 31.

View from Illgill Head summit

Illgill Head summit. Left-to-right in background: Great Gable, Lingmell (behind sheep) and Scafell.

Illgill Head summit, 2nd July 2010, walk 20a. I love the airiness of this view, thanks to that spectacular sky.

Near High Raise summit

Strange light and vegetation combine near High Raise summit

High Raise was one of the dullest fells climbed so far except for a five-minute period at the summit, when the winter light (this was 18th January 2011) shone in and illuminated this strange, dead-looking white vegetation all around. Surreal.

Coniston Old Man, the highest point reached on walk 25, 24th September 2010. I like the way the people on this shot divide into two groups, and the frisky tail of the dog who is clearly having fun.

Next gallery page (Fells)…

3 Responses to “Photo gallery – Summits”

  1. Hey, just stopped by , first time, nice photos lucky you, l know Cumbria quite well and miss the lakes and the wonderful views. 🙂

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