Friday 2nd Febuary 2007


Start Point : Howtown  (NY 443 198)


Distance : 8.5 miles          Height Ascended : 880 metres


Route Map


The beginning of today's walk show good prospects for a fine day –

looking down on Howtown Bay from the ascent of Steel End


Beda Fell from Steel Knotts


Westerly panorama from Steel Knotts - Beda Fell to the right with Place Fell behind - Hallin Fell to the right


Ullswater seen between Sleet Fell and Hallin Fell from Steel Knotts


The rock tor of Pikeawassa that marks the top of Steel Knotts


Pikeawassa - Bonscale Pike to the right the penultimate top for today's walk


The Nab in bright sunshine - Ramps Gill to it's left and Bannerdale to it's right


Higher up now above Brownthwaite Crag looking back to Howtown and Ullswater


Another view of The Nab and the ridge from Rest Dodd - Helvelyn catching a cloud in the middle distance


The views opening up as height is gained - Blencathra also laced with light cloud in the distance


Just below the summit of Wether Hill again looking northwest - Blencathra still in cloud


Hetty takes a few warming rays by the summit cairn on Wether Hill


Westerly/northwesterly panorama from Loadpot Hill - most of the peaks now virtually cloud-free


Something catches Hetty’s attention…………….


Great Mell Fell & Little Mell Fell in the middle distance with Carrock Fell behind, Blencathra to the left


Ullswater from Arthur's Pike………………..


………......and looking the other way to Bonscale Pike


Ullswater from Bonscale Pike


Looking down on Hallin Fell and beyond to Stybarrow Dodd (left),

Great Dodd (centre) and Clough Head (right)


Bonscale Tower - ‘The work of a craftsman’ (AW)  


Hallin Fell and Howtown Wyke


The impressive summit cairn on Hallin Fell


Steel Knotts and Beda Fell catch the late afternoon sun –

High Street dominates the skyline to the left