Sunday 22nd August 2010

 

Start Point : Castle How (NY 299 033)

                   

Distance : 6.8 miles          Height Ascended : 770 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

Wetherlam from Little Langdale.

 

Busk Pike - Little Langdale.

 

The Langdale Pikes from the foot of Castle Howe.

 

Crossing the River Brathay - the top of Rough Crags just visible.

 

Widdygill Foot.

 

Another view of the Langdale Pikes - Side Pike silouetted in the middle distance.

 

Wetherlam and some of the ruins and spoil heaps of the old Greenburn Copper works.

Little Langdale from the ridge path to Rough Crags.

 

Swirl How from Rough Crags - Great Carrs hidden beneath the cloud spilling over it's eastern edge.

 

Swirl How, Great Carrs and Little Carrs from Rough Crags.

 

Martha and Violet wait patiently.

 

Cold Pike and Pike o' Blisco come into view as height is gained on the Rough Crags ridge.

 

A moody looking Crinkle Crags beyond a sunlit Great Knott.

 

Swirl How and Great Carrs from the approach to Wet Side Edge (left of picture).

 

Looking back down the Rough Crags ridge and my line of ascent.

 

Pike o' Blisco and beyond.

 

Looking over Wrynose Bottom - Hard Knott to the left and Ulpha Fell / Little Stand centre right.

 

The view north across Wet Side Edge includes the distant Skiddaw range.

 

Greenburn and Little Langdale from Little Carrs.

 

Martha poses by the summit cairn of Great Carrs.

 

The summits of Coniston Old Man and Dow Crag from Great Carrs.

 

Grey Friar and Harter Fell from Great Carrs - Black Combe to the left.

 

Great Carrs.

 

The airmen's memorial between Great Carrs and Swirl How.

 

 ‘In Memory……………………….’

 

Great Carrs and Wet Side Edge from the summit of Swirl How.

 

The impressive Swirl How summit cairn.

 

Wetherlam and Black Sails over Prison Band.

 

Greenburn.

 

Light and shadow over Great Carrs from Swirl Hawse.

 

Looking up Broad Slack - Swirl How to the left Great Carrs to the right.

 

Rough Crags over the sheepfold near the head of Greenburn………………………

 

…………………………………………………the view down Greenburn from inside.

 

Greenburn Tarn – once a reservoir that supplied the Greenburn copper mines.

 

Approaching Greenburn Tarn.

 

Greenburn Tarn dam causeway.

 

Rough Crags over Greenburn Tarn.

 

Reservoir Dogs…………………………..

 

…………………………..making a splash.

 

Blacks and whites.

 

Amongst the ruins of the disused Greenburn Copper Works.

 

Old graffitti etched into one of the old buildings - JWC 1876.

 

Lingmoor Fell and Little Langdale over Greenburn Beck.

 

The unmistakeable profile of the Langdale Pikes.....................

 

….......just demands to be photographed……………….

 

…………………………….seen here from the road to Bridge End cottage.

 

Fell Foot farm resident.