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

 

Martha

 

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