Saturday 22nd September 2007

 

Start Point : Overbeck Bridge (NY 168 068)

                   

Distance : 10.5 miles        Height Ascended : 1330 metres

 

Route Map

 

Wast Water recently voted ‘Britain's Favourite View’

 

Looking up to Bell Rib and the beginning of the steep climb up Yewbarrow

 

All is calm for this distant view of Wasdale Head Hall Farm below Sca Fell

 

The view across Wast Water from Great Door

 

Bell Rib now below and the reward is this view down Wast Water and The Screes

 

Bruce at the Yewbarrow's south top

 

Black Sail Pass from Yewbarrow's north top

The summits of Pillar (left) and Kirk Fell (right) remain hidden beneath a thick blanket of cloud

 

Overlooking Dore Head and up Wasdale from the climb up Red Pike

 

Yewbarrow from Red Pike's southern slope

 

Scoat Tarn with Seatallan behind

 

Red Pike's ridge clears in the swirling cloud

 

Steeple from Little Scoat Fell

 

Ennerdale Water from the top of Scoat Fell

 

Bruce waits on Scoat Fell

 

The view across to Haycock and Little Gowder Crag from the descent of Scoat Fell

 

A look back to Red Pike now clear of cloud as are the Scafells (nearly)

 

Another view of Ennerdale Water from the summit of Haycock

 

Caw Fell

 

Little Gowder Crag complete with drystone wall that straddles the summit

 

Looking east from the summit of Caw Fell

Pillar, Scoat Fell and Haycock the highspots with Little Gowder Crag (and wall) in the centre

 

The High Stile ridge with Grasmoor and Eel Crag beyond - Steeple sharply silhouetted to the right

 

The beginnings of Nether Beck and the way down

 

Bruce takes a breather

 

A look back up Nether Beck - Little Lad Crag to the left with Scoat Fell at the head

 

….......the view the other way includes a glimpse of Sca Fell just visible behind Bell Rib,

Slight Side the pointed top left of centre

 

Yewbarrow across Nether Beck

 

Zooming in on The Screes

 

The southern slopes of Yewbarrow – Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell and Slight Side provide a stunning backdrop

 

Britain's Favourite View and a Boxer