Sunday 23rd September 2006


Start Point : Buttermere (NY 174 169)


Distance : 8.8 miles Height Ascended : 960 metres


Route Map


Climbing up through Burtness Woods - looking north to Crummock Water and Rannerdale Knotts


A little higher up above the tree-line.

Looking down on Buttermere and across to Whiteless Pike (cente) and Grasmoor


Hester takes the opportunity to cool off in Bleaberry Tarn


The steep climb up to Red Pike continues from Bleaberry Tarn



Hester, Martha and Millie lead the way




Crummock Water from just below the summit of Red Pike..............


......and a wider view


Looking down on Bleaberry Tarn and Buttermere - Robinson and Dale Head dominating the far skyline


Looking along the northern end of the High Stile ridge from Red Pike - Pillar silhouetted to the right


Looking northwest from Red Pike - three lakes in view.

Ennerdale Water (l), a glimpse of Loweswater (right of centre) and Crummock Water (r)

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Another view of Crummock Water from the summit of Red Pike


Looking back to Red Pike and High Stile from the lower slope of Starling Dodd


Starling Dodd summit cairn(s) - some recycling of old metal fence posts


Ennerdale Water and Great Borne


Looking back along the route from Red Pike and Starling Dodd


The summit of Great Borne and a view of the High Stile ridge


Great Borne easterly panorama click on image for a larger version


Looking north from Great Borne across Gavel Fell and beyond to the Solway Firth


Hen Comb, Mellbreak and Grasmoor from the steep northerly descent off Great Borne


Floutern Tarn


Floutern Pass - the southern shoulder of Hen Comb to the left and Gale Fell to the right


Looking down Mosedale towards Loweswater Fell


......and another view of Crummock Water


Scale Force


Hester posing for the gallery