Thursday 9th November 2006

 

Start Point : Seathwaite  (NY 235 121)

 

Distance : 7.5 miles          Height Ascended : 960 metres

 

Route Map

 

Looking up Sourmilk Gill waterfalls and the start of today's walk from Seathwaite

 

About halfway up the falls and a view down Borrowdale (still in early morning shadow)

 

Nearing the top of the falls……………………….

 

Following the well defined path up Gillercomb - Brandreth ahead

 

Raven Crag from the ascent up Gillercomb

 

Borrowdale and the view north from the summit of Base Brown - Dale Head to the left and Glaramara to the right

 

Borrowdale

 

Bruce enjoying the sunshine on the summit of Base Brown

 

Looking back down to Base Brown on the ascent to Green Gable

 

A grandstand view from the summit of Green Gable

 

......and again looking across the summit cairn

 

The head of Ennerdale

 

Looking down Aaron Slack to Seathwaite Fell, Allen Crags, Styhead Tarn and Great End

 

Looking up Aaron Slack to the top of Windy Gap (yes it is that steep!)

 

Bruce waits patiently as usual

 

Styhead Tarn catching the light

 

Another view of Styhead Tarn with Base Brown behind in shadow

 

Great Gable and Green Gable from the route up to Sprinkling Tarn

 

Looking across Sprinkling Tarn to Allen Crags

 

A glimpse of Wasdale Head from Seathwaite Fell

 

Another view of Great Gable from one of the many unnamed pools on Seathwaite Fell

 

Looking north across Seathwaite Fell's summit cairn to the Northern Fells

 

Something has caught Bruce's attention

 

Panoramic view of Glaramara and Allen Crags from the summit of Seathwaite Fell – Esk Pike far right

 

Looking down Seathwaite Fell…….

………a distant glimpse of Derwent Water with Skiddaw and Blencathra behind on the skyline

 

Sprinkling Tarn

Allen Crags (l), Esk Pike (c) and the northern buttress of Great End just visible to the right

 

Looking down Ruddy Gill to the head of Borrowdale

 

Bruce’s attention caught by a shepherd’s whistles herding his sheep off the fells

 

Photo stop on the drive home alongside Derwent Water for this view of Skiddaw and accompanying fells