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