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








Wasdale Head Inn


The Scafells


Couldn't resist - Britain's Favourite View