Sunday 15th March 2009


Start Point : Car Park at the top of Kendal / Underbarrow Road (SD 489 924)


Distance : 5.0 miles          Height Ascended : 210 metres


Route Map



Cunswick Fell from near the beginning of today's walk


Looking into the distant Kentmere Horseshoe over Cunswick Scar


Cunswick Tarn


A hazy and distant view of The Langdale Pikes from the summit of Cunswick Scar


Red Screes and the Kentmere skyline beyond the distant village of Staveley


Looking south along the top of Cunswick Fell


Looking across the fell top towards the Coniston Fells (Wetherlam centre)


Cunswick Scar from the short climb up to Scout Scar


The King George V memorial shelter on Scout Scar's summit ridge – known locally as ‘the umbrella’ or ‘the mushroom’


Hodgson's Leap - Scout Scar

It is said that one Hodgson, a hunting parson, in the excitement of the chase, galloped his horse over the cliff’s edge !!


The trig point marking the high point of the Scout Scar's limestone escarpment


Upper Lyth Valley


Scout Scar and the view northwest towards Red Screes (centre)


Scout Scar's limestone escarpment (the shelter just right of centre)


Scout Scar


UFO encounter? - No just the roof of the memorial shelter!!


The Lyth Valley - Whitbarrow Scar (another limestone outcrop) to the right