Thursday 31st May 2007


Start Point : Woolpack Inn (NY 190 009)


Distance : 8.8  miles         Height Ascended : 1040 metres


Route Map


A view of Eskdale from the climb up to Stony Tarn


A gloomy view of Harter Fell


Stony Tarn below the Dawsonground and Whin Crags


Stony Tarn…………………


……………and again viewed from Cat Cove


Slight Side from near the same view point as above - Sca Fell remains obscured


Close up study of a beetle (picture by Alex)


Crinkle Crags from below the summit of Slight Side


The Illgill Head and Whin Gill ridge from Slight Side - and a glimpse of Burnmoor Tarn


Good timing - the clouds lift as we reach the summit of Slight Side offering this view of  Ill Crag and Esk Pike


Sca Fell from Slight Side – Scafell Pike behind to the right


The view northwest from the summit of Slight Side - Haycock silhouetted in the middle distance above Yewbarrow


Looking down to Great Moss and the River Esk


Long Green and Slight Side from the summit of Sca Fell


Bruce ‘topping out’ on Sca Fell


Scafell Pike, Ill Crag, Esk Pike, Bow Fell and the Crinkle Crags


Wast Water - Seatallan the high point on the horizon right of centre


The northwestern aspect from Sca Fell – all summits now cloud free as the clever weatherman predicted




‘A table for four please……….’


Bruce waits patiently as usual


Seatallan and Middle Fell across Wast Water


Burnmoor Tarn


Sca Fell from Burnmoor Tarn


The Burnmoor Tarn Monster?

No it's a Bruce!!


Lambford Bridge


Eel Tarn and Harter Fell


Bruce at Eel Tarn


Eel Tarn and a last look back to Sca Fell and Slight Side now silouetted behind Eskdale Fell


The Woolpack Inn home to the Hardknott Brewery

and purveyor of fine ales…………well worth a visit.