Blencathra, Threlkeld, Cumbria, England

Blencathra, Threlkeld, Cumbria, England

On the eastern approach to Keswick, it is impossible to miss Blencathra. As with anything that looms as large as it does, it does help to give yourself a spot distance from its foot to make any photograph do it more justice. This late autumn scene was seen on a descent down the side of Castlerigg Fell after a memorable day spent taking in sights from locations such as Ashness Bridge, High Seat and Bleaberry Fell, some of which were more sodden than others. Blencathra may have been a hazy sight but whatever available light there was only helped to make the photo work.

You'd be tempted that Blencathra would be a quieter hummock with Skiddaw being a distraction for those starting out from Keswick but there was one piece of evidence of its lack of hillwalking neglect. That unfortunately may have been erosion but a controversial engineered path (some despised it so much that they called the zigzag thing an autobahn) has been in place for a few years now. The hill has yet to see my footfall so that's something that maybe I should address. One thing that I don't plan to try up there is scrambling but there are many who love just that kind of thing and I'll happily leave them to it.

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