Friday 4th August 2006

 

Start Point : Jubilee Bridge (Eskdale) (NY 213 011)

 

Distance : 9.5 miles          Height Ascended : 1000 metres

 

Route Map

 

Jubilee Bridge and the start of today's walk

 

Not many views so far......………the forecast did say cloud free summits!!

Low Birker Tarn visible on the route up to Green Crag

 

The cloud lifts slightly to give a brief glimpse of Green Crag

 

A glimpse of Harter Fell showing across the the wide expanse of Ulpha Fell....

 

....and again from higher up on Green Crag

 

Bruce probably wondering why I take so long........

 

Bruce alongside the small summit cairn on Green Crag

 

Looking back to a now cloud-free Green Crag (left centre)

and Crook Crags from the lower slopes of Harter Fell and…………

 

………….Middle Eskdale from the same viewpoint

 

Seathwaite Fells remain hidden…....

…….the western end of Seathwaite Tarn just visible right of centre

 

Upper Duddon Valley and Wrynose Bottom

 

Seathwaite Fells now visible………...

……………Dow Crag right of centre with the Brim Fell / Coniston ridge behind from the decent of Harter Fell

 

Border End and Hard Knott at the top of the Hard Knott Pass

 

Maybe the forecast was right after all.........

……….Bruce posing against the Scafell Massif, Great End and Esk Pike

 

………..and a close up

 

The Scafell Massif from the summit of Hard Knott and…………

 

……………Esk Pike, Bow Fell and Crinkle Crags…………

 

………….and the panoramic view

 

 

Harter Fell from the summit of Hard Knott..........

 

…....and looking across towards the Scafells

 

Hard Knott 360Ί panorama – click on image for a larger version

 

Looking across Hard Knott Castle (the remains of an old Roman Fort) and down Eskdale

 

Esk Valley

 

A last look back across the Esk Valley to Slight Side