June 7th -- Braithwaite, Lake District
Good walking weather: more cloud than sun at first, but improving all the time. A great day to be out on the fells.

The C walkers did a linear walk starting in Threlkeld
first along the disused rail track to Keswick,
Mike takes a power nap
then walking across the farm fields along the base of Skidaw
. and into Braithwaite

The two B walks followed a similar pattern, first climbing up Barrow by different routes (the B+ up the ridge, the B- via Barrow Gill), then down into the Newlands Valley where the B+ went up the valley to Little Town then back to Swinside, while the B- went directly aross to Skelgill and up the lower slope of Skelgill Bank. Both walks then returned to Braithwaite along Newlands Beck. Photos from B-.
Looking back to a cloud-capped Skiddaw
as we climb up Barrow Gill
Bassenthwaite Lake comes into view Meeting of the two B walks, as Roger's group come down from Barrow
Causey Pike from Barrow
Barrow top The path off Barrow, with Stoneycroft Gill in the valley
Causey Pike Stoneycroft Gill
First sight of Newlands valley with Skelgill bank behind Joint B picnic by Stoneycroft Gill
Cat Bells
Newlands Beck
Views from the lower slopes of Skelgill Bank
Causey Pike and .. Barrow, across Newlands Valley
Derwent Water
Looking up Newlands Valley towards Dale Head Skiddaw again

The A walkers tackled the "Coledale Round": Grisedale Pike , Hopegill Head, Sand Hill ,Crag Hill , Sail then across to Barrow and back into Braithwaite. 9.5 miles, 3500 feet ascent.
Through the woods with Skiddaw behind
The path up to Grisedale Pike -- you can't miss it
Zoomed to the last climb -- doesn't look any easier!
Break for a snack before
the final
push to the
View to Derwent Water
On to Hopegill Head (and Derek's obligatory selfie)
(Don't ask) Lunch..
.. with a view And off again
towards Crag Hill
Coledale from Crag Hill Keswick and Derwent Water from Crag Hill
Crag Hill trig point
the path to Sail Grisedale Pike and Coledale
On top of Sail
A difference of opinion
The view to Scar Crags
and Causey Pike
Cutting down North of Scar Crags, heading for Barrow
Derwent Water from Barrow All roads lead to..

And finally...

Photos by Phil Cunningham, Jeremy Haworth, Derek Hesketh, John Hodgson and David Whitehurst