Sunday 18th March 2009

 

Start Point : Fell Lane (Walberthwaite) (SD 117 939)

                   

Distance : 6.6 miles          Height Ascended : 430 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

The first hazy view up towards Stainton Fell – today’s two objectives The Knott (middle left) and Stainton Pike (right)

 

The pyramidal shape of Yoadcastle at the head of Stainton Fell

 

Rowantree Gill

 

 A section of the spectacular ravine  of Rowantree Gill

 

Looking back down Rowantree Gill

 

Rowantree Force

 

Rowantree Force  with Stainton Pike on the skyline

 

Nearing the upper reaches of the main falls

 

Holehouse Tarn - Stainton Pike left and Yoadcastle right

 

Holehouse Tarn

 

Martha and Hetty reach the summit of Stainton Pike

 

Stainton Pike's summit cairn

 

Looking down on the next objective The Knott, seen across the marshy expanse between it and Stainton Pike

On the skyline an idea of the extent of the haze can be gauged – unfortunately no extensive views today.

 

White Pike and Yoadcastle

 

Martha and Hetty enjoy a runaround

 

The Knott seen from White Pike's lower western crags

 

A hazy view of Stainton Pike from The Knott

 

White Pike and Yoadcastle from the summit of The Knott

 

White Pike over the summit of The Knott

 

Martha looks for a way out of the gorse

 

Stainton Beck overseen by Yoadcastle

 

The new plantation described by AW in his Outlying Fells of Lakeland has now been  deforested - the tight wire fence remains!!

 

Stainton Pike