Whitebeam full of ripening fruit. They grow in the cliff face and on the scree buttress below. Whitebeam- the white tree- named for the pale underside of its leaves. Hawthorn thick with fruit too. There are sloes but not in such abundance. The last of the scabious and harebell flowers and yellow hawkbit. Few late bramble flowers so few butterflies- what a contrast to Sizergh gardens.
A fine day to walk the Scout Scar ridge with the Lake District Fells to the west and the Howgills to the east. An autumnal haze in a cloudless sky. Cloudless - but let your eye sweep upward from the horizon to a zenith of intensifying blue.