I finished a recent rock climbing trip to the Lake District by spending a day in the North Pennines Area of Outsanding Natural Beauty...  a fairly neglected area as most people rush past on their way to the Lakes... and I have been more guilty than most.... but boy, have I been missing out... alone on a scorching hot day, with the sounds of black headed gulls finishing their nesting and chick rearing on these upland Tarns.

Great Rundale Tarn cotton grass

Great Rundale Tarn

High Cup Nick