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

 

Mosedale

 

‘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.