Friday 8th August 2008

 

Start Point : Scales access road (NY 349 272)

                   

Distance : 6.7 miles          Height Ascended : 860 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

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 Tarn

 

Time for another dip…………………….

 

The beginning of Sharp Edge - onwards and upwards

 

Scales Tarn

 

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'

 

Sharp Edge

 

The struggle up Sharp Edge is amply rewarded with extensive grandstand views - here looking to Blencathra’s 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 ridge cairns on Atkinson Pike

 

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

 

Gategill Fell

 

Knowe Crags

 

St John's in the Vale (left) - Thirlmere (l), Tewet Tarn (c) and Derwent Water (r)

 

Hetty at the summit of Gategill Fell

 

Zooming in on St John's in the Vale

 

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 - the Solway Firth and Scottish hills in the background

 

Halls Fell Ridge

 

A sunlit Sharp Edge from the top of Doddick Fell

 

Scales Tarn

 

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………………………….