Monday 9th June 2008

 

Start Point : Bannisdale road just of A6 (SD 530 998 916)

                   

Distance : 11.4 miles         Height Ascended : 770 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

Whiteside Pike’s summit cairn with embedded commerative stone

 

A Millenium meeting of the local parishes…………………………

 

The view(?) from Todd Fell towards Capperbarrow - actually better visibility than it was at the start of the walk!!

 

Clearing all the time now - a look back to Todd Fell (route finding made easier in the mist using the ridge fence)

 

Nearing the top of Capplebarrow and another look back - Whiteside Pike now clear on the left

 

Looking across Longsleddale from  Capplebarrow

 

A nameless summit (1819') from Capplebarrow - the low cloud at the head of Bannisdale still lingering

 

The head of Bannisdale - the return route to be via the lower of the ridges

 

A 'hidden tarn' (AW) and another nameless summit (1771')

 

A suitable marking for the unnamed summit that is the highest point on the walk (the cairn not the fence-post!)

Shipman Knotts to the right across Longsleddale and a hazy view of western leg of the Kentmere horseshoe

 

Still rather cloudy over upper Longsleddale - Kentmere Pike topped with cloud to the right, Tarn Crag clear to the right

 

Tarn Crag and Grey Crag from an unnamed summit (1771')

 

Tree Pipit

 

Bannisdale from Long Crag

 

The view northwest from White Howe and part of the ridge walked earlier in the middle distance

 

Whiteside Pike and a distant view of Kendal from the third unnamed summit (1736')

 

The Whinfell Common ridge and a distant hazy glimpse of the Howgills

 

Nearly there - Lamb Pasture the final summit just right of centre.

 

Violet explores the long grass (of which there was plenty!)

 

Bannisdale (click on image for a larger version)

 

Looking up Bannisdale from Lamb Pasture

 

Bright and clear at the end of the walk - Whiteside Pike across the foot of Bannisdale