Saturday 1st Novemebr 2008

 

Start Point : Dalegarth Station, Eskdale (NY 173 007)

                   

Distance : 5.9 miles          Height Ascended : 370 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

Wast Water sunrise

 

Looking down on Eskdale from the short steep climb up towards Blea Tarn

 

Blea Tarn

 

Blind Tarn with the Whin Rigg / Illgill Head ridge running across the skyline

 

Another view of an icy Blind Tarn this time looking east

 

Hetty and Martha return from a recce of Siney Tarn

 

Siney Tarn

 

Bleatarn Hill over Blea Tarn

 

Hetty practices her walking on water skills whilst Martha practices her doggy-paddle!!

 

A final look across Blea Tarn - Irton Pike behind, just left of centre, with the Irish Sea beyond

 

Over the top of Bleatarn Hill and one of those ‘I love fellwalking’ moments

 

Illgill Head, Kirk Fell and Sca Fell dominate this scene with Esk Pike and Bow Fell providing, on this occasion, a secondary backdrop

 

Martha waits for Hetty and yours truly to catch up……………….

 

Sca Fell over the first of the ancient stone circles on Brat's Hill………………………..

 

………….........and again

 

Another of the stone circles with Whin Rigg behind

 

Boat How - 'an abrubt rocky oasis in a prairie of long grass' (AW)

 

And again………………………the summit of Great Gable (far centre) remains hidden beneath cloud

 

The northeastern aspect from the summit of Boat How

 

Miterdale from the same viewpoint

 

A golden Whin Rigg / Illgill Head ridge

 

Kirk Fell

 

Burnmoor Tarn

 

Kirk Fell and Burnmoor Tarn

 

'Harter Fell and Green Crag form a skyline of considerable attraction' (AW)

 

The stone hut, Sca Fell and Eskdale Fell

 

The stone hut, Illgill Head and a passing cloud

 

Part of the bridleway that connects Boot and Wasdale Head via Burnmoor Tarn

 

Great Barrow and Harter Fell from lower down on the bridleway

 

The bridge at Boot

 

A retrospective view of Boat How (just left of centre) from the Birker Fell road

 showing it's relative position juxtaposed between Lakeland giants

 

Harter Fell and Green Crag from the same viewpoint

 

The panoramic view from the Birker Fell road is impressive

 

Caw, the subject of my previous walk……………………