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