Saturday 27th Decemeber 2008

 

Start Point : Fell Road (SD 184 959)

                   

Distance : 6.2 miles          Height Ascended : 570 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

The Pike, from the River Duddon, catches the early morning light

 

The sign for Woodend Farm blends in with the moss covered wall - this where the track ends and the slog up Hesk Fell begins

 

Looking over the Birker Fell Road to the Eskdale Fells

 

Devoke Water from Hesk Fell's northern shoulder still in heavy shadow

 

The broad grassy summit of Hesk Fell is marked by a small handful of stones - but the view more than compensates

 

Black Combe, Buck Barrow and Whitfell from the summit of Hesk Fell

 

Hesk Fell's northwesterly panorama

 

The shadowed fields of Dunnerdale remain frosted - the pyramidal summit of Caw behind

 

Martha and Hetty enjoy Hesk Fell's sunny side

 

Dunnerdale and the Coniston Fells from the summit of The Pike

 

Dunnerdale from The Pike

 

Grey Friar and the Seathwaite Fells over Dunnerdale

 

More autumnal than wintry - Hesk Fell from The Pike

 

The Scafells, Esk Pike and Bowfell beyond Great Worm Crag and Green Crag

 

Great Worm Crag

 

Yoadcastle the high point on the skyline and a glimpse of Devoke Water to the right

 

The mountains of Eskdale from the summit of Great Worm Crag

 

Zooming in towards Red Pike, Pillar and Kirk Fell - Low Birker Tarn just left of centre…………………………………

 

…………………………………the view to the northeast from Great Worm Crag is equally impressive

 

Green Crag and Harter Fell

 

Martha

 

Looking towards the coastal plain

 

Stickle Pike (l) and The Pike (r) and a sunlit Duddon estuary

 

A retrospective view of Hesk Fell and The Pike from the Ulpha / Broughton road above the River Duddon