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




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