Monday 5th October 2009

 

Start Point : Wasdale Head (NY 469 107)

Distance : 6.8 miles Height Ascended : 1010 metres

 

Route Map

Early morning Wasdale after the rain but a clear day in prospect (mostly!)

 

Wasdale Head

 

Stirrup Crag (and pinnacle), Dorehead Screes and Red Pike

 

Mosedale Beck

 

An autumnal looking Mosedale - a whisper of light cloud touching the summit of Pillar

 

A sunlit Red Pike

 

Dore Head

 

Violet has seen something interesting

 

Looking up Black Combe to Little Scoat Fell

 

Kirk Fell sunrise

 

Crossing Gatherstone Beck and a look back to Yewbarrow - Dorehead Screes looking perilously steep from this viewpoint

 

Above Black Sail Pass looking back down to Mosedale

 

The head of Black Sail Pass - the higher fells now beginning to lightly mist over

 

A view down Green Cove and across to the High Stile ridge from Looking Stead

 

Approaching Robinson's Cairn and a brief break in the cloud offered this view over upper Ennerdale

 

Haystacks with the undulating ridge of Robinson, Hindscarth and Dale Head behind

 

Looking back along the High Level Route

 

Robinson's Cairn and Pillar Rock - the Shamrock Traverse seen upper left

 

Robinson's Cairn - a memorial to John Wilson Robinson

a pioneer fellwalker and rock climber

 

The view down Ennerdale from Robinson's Cairn

 

Pillar Rock

 

Pillar Rock from the east other than observing not on my agenda today!!

 

Ennerdale and beyond

 

Regaining height on the final climb to Pillar and a last look back to Pillar Rock

 

The predominantly grassy summit of Pillar

 

A glimpse of Ennerdale Water from the summit of Pillar

 

Steeple through the thin cloud which is beginning to clear

 

Scoat Fell and Steeple looking across Wind Gap and over Black Crag

 

Steeple and Long Crag with, in the sunlit distance, Crag Fell, Ennerdale Water and Great Borne

 

Mosedale and the Scafells from the top of Wind Gap

 

A nearly bare Rowan Tree in Mosedale Beck

 

Mosedale Beck...................

 

......and again at lower valley level

 

Dunnock

 

Mosedale

 

Mosedale

 

Wasdale Head Inn

 

The Scafells

 

Couldn't resist - Britain's Favourite View

 

Yewbarrow