Friday 8th August 2008
Start Point : Scales access road (NY 349 272)
Distance : 6.7 miles Height Ascended : 860 metres
Great Mell Fell from the start of the climb up Mousthwaite Comb
The path on the left leading towards Scales Beck - early morning cloud still lingering above Atkinson Pike
The River Glenderamackin snaking between White Horse Bent and Souther Fell
Zooming in on Sharp Edge
Scales Beck - the path to Scales Tarn on the right
Time for a dip
Sharp Edge above Scales
Time for another dip .
The beginning of Sharp Edge - onwards and upwards
Bowscale Fell and a distant High Pike just left on centre
Looking back along the edge to the 'awkward place'
A walker negotiates the 'awkward place'
The struggle up Sharp Edge is amply rewarded with extensive grandstand views - here looking to Blencathras summit, Lonscale Fell and beyond
The Skiddaw massif and Northwestern fells from Atkinson Pike click on image for a larger version
Back o' Skidda
The southwesterly aspect from one of the
The White Cross courtesy of one intrepid fellwalker named Harold Robinson of Threlkeld who collected and carried the
stones to extend a previous marking of stones that is ascribed to mark a memorial to a walker who lost his life nearby
Hetty water time for yet another dip!!
Gategill Fell and the Northwestern Fells from the summit of Blencathra
Gategill Fell panoramic view click on image for a larger version
Hetty at the summit of Gategill Fell
Zooming in on
Derwent Water and surrounding fells from the top of Knowe Crags
The Northern Fells click on image for a larger version
Binsey between Bakestall and Great Cockup -
Halls Fell Ridge
A sunlit Sharp Edge from the top of Doddick Fell
Busy on Sharp Edge
Towards Bowscale Fell
Blencathra and it's characteristic profile that gives it it's alternative name Saddleback
Great Mell Fell and a distant view of the High Street plateau
A brighter view of Great Mell Fell than earlier in the day .