Mondayday 2nd May 2011

 

Start Point : Wythburn (NY 321 130)

                   

Distance : 7.4 miles          Height Ascended : 600 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

Steel Fell from the Northwest Water Authority car park at Wythburn.

 

The beginning of today’s walk route follows a short section of the lake-shore path as far as Dobgill Bridge.

 

Binka Stone.

 

The top of Binka Stone and Thirlmere.

 

The head of Thirlmere.

 

The Beacon - Nab Crags.

 

Not a cairn in the true sense more like a short section of drystone wall.

 

The view north from The Beacon.

 

Looking over The Beacon towards Blencathra, Clough Head and Great Dodd.

 

Harrop Tarn.

 

Ullscarf Gill.

Another view north from the top of Nab Crags.

 

There is no obvious path from Nab Crags to Ullscarf - my route was direct by-passing the wetter sections.

 

Clough Head, The Dodds and Helvellyn from the final approach to Ullscarf.

 

England's finest from the summit of Ullscarf.

 

Looking west..........................

 

……………..............and north.

 

The view over Lining Crag.

 

High Raise over Greenup Edge.

 

Looking over one of the many unnamed pools above Greenup Edge.

 

Lining Crag again.....

 

Looking northwest from the top of Greenup Edge - Honister Crag just left of centre and Dale Head just right of centre.

 

Wythburn Head and the Helvellyn plateau from Greenup Edge.

 

Flour Gill.

 

Greenhow  Crags and Green Comb.

 

Greencombe Breast.

 

Middle How and Greenhow Crags.

 

The Bog.

 

A look back up Wythburn Head and High Raise.

 

Wythburn Head Tarns.

 

Greenhow Crags over Wythburn Head Tarns.

 

Nethermost Pike from Wythburn Head Tarns.

 

Wythburn Head Tarns.............

 

...............and again.

 

Above the Wyth Burn waterfalls.

 

Nethermost Pike and Dollywaggon Pike.

 

The Wyth Burn waterfalls - very little water today.

 

Following the path down Wythburn Valley.

 

Dollywaggon Pike over Steel Fell.

 

Violet looking suitably disinterested during one of the many photo-stops.

 

Looking back up the path.

 

The bridge over Wyth Burn - there is a path either side, both leading back to Wythburn.

 

Helvellyn.

 

The Helvellyn ridge (north)

 

Nearly back to base and below Nab Crags.

The Beacon, visited earlier, is visible on the skyline just right of centre (above the large single tree).