Gamlin End, High Crag, Buttermere
During our Coast to Coast walk in 2018 Carol and I decided to make a "small" detour along the ridge of Red Pike, High Stile and High Crag, to rejoin the Coast to Coast path near Black Sail. Although it was a clear sunny day, once we neared the ridge top we found ourselves enveloped in dense mist and having not previously walked the ridge top we were sublimely unaware of the steep descent at Gamlin End. Poised near the lip of High Crag, pondering our descent, a small window appeared in the mist allowing a view of the path below as it streaked across Seat on its way to Scarth Gap. It didn't occur to us that there was nothing visible between Seat and ourselves. Of course, this was because the path fell at an exceedingly steep angle on a slope of loose rocks and stones.
Lip of Gamlin End, looking down on Seat
Reaching Seat we looked back to take a photograph and could scarcely believe what we could now see, the mist having risen to expose Gamlin End.
Gamlin End from Seat
Hay Stacks from Scarth Gap
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The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path
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