Tuesday 25th Novemebr 2008

 

Start Point : Irton Raod Station, Eskdale Green (SD 136 999)

                   

Distance : 7.6 miles          Height Ascended : 485 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

The River Mite at Eskdale Green

 

A local resident.......

 

Hetty and Martha on the path through Crabtree Dale Wood

 

………….........another of the local residents

 

Great Bank from one of the forest paths

 

Entering Miterdale Forest

 

Irton Pike from where the forest path opens on to the Irton Fell ridge

 

Looking up the ridge towards Whin Rigg (right) with distant views of Middle Fell, Haycock, Red Pike, Yewbarrow and Kirk Fell

 

The view northwards from the summit of Irton Fell

 

Off summit and a glimpse of Wast Water

 

Looking down Greathall Gill

 

Whin Rigg within touching distance but not on the agenda today

 

Latterbarrow Crag

 

Wasdale Head from Irton Pike

 

Lakeland scenery at it's best

 

Seatallan, Scoat Fell, Red Pike, Yewbarrow, Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Whin Rigg

 

The Irton Fell ridge - quite boggy in places today

 

A glorious view from the summit of Irton Pike……………………………..

 

…………………………………………the panoramic view is even more impressive

 

Sellafield from the southern slopes of Irton Pike

 

Irton Pike - much of the southern slopes have now been cleared

 

Parkgate Tarn

 

A retrospective view of Irton Pike from one of the paths through Irton Park

 

The northwesterly aspect from the Birker Fell road

 

Sca Fell, Esk Pike, Bow Fell, Crinkle Crags and Harter Fell