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