Wednesday 19th October 2011

 

Start Point : The Orthwaite road (NY 236 310)

                   

Distance : 8.3 miles          Height Ascended : 950 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

Sale Fell and Bassenthwaite Lake from the beginning of the climb up Ullock Pike.

 

The Uldale Fells over Watches.

 

Grisedale Pike and Lord's Seat over Bassenthwaite Lake.

 

Height is rapidly gained………………..

 

…………….and it is not long before the views back along The Edge become a little more impressive.

 

Longside Edge and Ullock Pike.

 

Skiddaw, Skiddaw Little Man and Carl Side from Long Side.

 

Looking northwest from the summit of Long Side - in the distance the hills of Galloway and Criffel.

 

Skiddaw Little Man from Carl Side.

 

Long Side from the summit of Carl Side…………………….

 

………………….and the view  to the west.

Onwards and upwards - the steep scree slope rising to the summit of Skiddaw.

 

Carlside Tarn.

 

Long Side, Longside Edge, Ullock Pike and The Edge.

 

Southerndale.

 

Blencathra from the main Skiddaw ridge.

 

Back o' Skiddaw.

 

Skiddaw's summit indicator column.

 

The OS triangulation column.

 

Skiddaw's westerly aspect.

 

Broad End and lower down to the right a sunlit Bakestall.

 

Blencathra and Lonscale Fell.

 

The view northwest from Bakestall………………..

 

……………and the far Northern Fells round to the northeast.

 

Carrock Fell, Great Calva, Bowscale Fell and Blencathra.

 

Another view of Blencathra.

 

The shadows of Dead Crags and Dash Beck - Binsey in the background.

 

Little Calva and Dash Falls.

 

Dash Falls.

 

Dash Farm.

 

Binsey.

 

Skiddaw from the Barkbeth access road.

 

Great Cockup from the same viewpoint.