Whelpside Gill tumbling to and benath the forest track. But one of a string of excited streams
that are encountered during the traverse of the western fellside of the Helvellyn range
The forest track becomes a path on the approach to the crossing of Mines Gill
The Dobgill woodlands backed by the craggy rim of Ullscarf
The mid-lake outflow straining well tower backed by Fisher Crag and High Seat.
Recent tree felling has hugely improved the landscape both at roadside and from up on the forest trail.
The stone-edged forest path weaving through the conifers north of Mines Gill
The forest path steps onto the forest track, en route to The Swirls car park
The distant fell of Bell Crags above Lauchy Ghyll, with The Swirls car park mid focus
and the Thirlmere Leat near right from the fellside path to Thirlspot
Walking alongside the intake wall with Thirlspot in view below
The rock-edged open fellside path above Thirlspot, looking through St John's in the Vale to Blencathra