Tag: Mountain

Knockan Crag

Knockan Crag is the site of  a National Nature Reserve due to its importance in the development of modern geology.  In the early 19th century, it was recognised that rocks could be lifted and tilted, but it was not believed they could move any great distance laterally.  At Knockan Crag however, it was discovered that…


The Eastern Glyders

The Western Glyders around Cwm Idwal are justifiably famous for their impressive cliffs and steep rocky scrambles, but the ridge from Glyder Fawr continues east over the subsidiary peaks of  Y Foel Goch and Gallt Yr Ogof until finally petering out at Capel Curig.  Whilst lacking the dramatic situations of the larger peaks to the…


Loweswater

Loweswater is tucked away on the western fringes of the Lake District and is one of the least visited lakes in the area.  Despite being close to the coast, the lake drains inland, emptying to the sea via Crummock Water and the River Derwent.  This makes the geography rather unusual, as the head of the…


Cwm Idwal

Cwm Idwal is an impressive mountain cirque in the Glyder mountans in Snowdonia containing the lake Llyn Idwal.  It is located close to the highest point of the A5 road on the pass between Capel Curig and Bethesda, and sits just above Llyn Ogwen.  The cwm is surrounded by some of the highest peaks in Wales…


Stickle Tarn

Stickle Tarn nestles in a hollow above Great Langdale at the foot of the impressive cliff of Pavey Ark.  It is reached by a short steep walk from the Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, which climbs Stickle Ghyll (also know as Mill Ghyll).  The tarn and the surrounding cliffs are unseen until the last few feet of…


Twistleton Scar

Twistleton Scar is located on the slopes of Whernside above Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales.  It is a limestone pavement with excellent views of Ingleborough, and has a few photogenic trees scattered about that give some excellent composition opportunities.  This is a good location both early in the morning and in the evening, though it…


Blea Tarn

On Saturday we visited our cottage in Troutbeck Bridge in the morning, then drove up to Blea Tarn above Langdale to take some pictures.  After a cloudy morning it brightened up and in the afternoon we enjoyed some beautiful early spring weather.  With the Langdale Pikes as a backdrop, Blea Tarn is a noted spot…