Friday 26th April 2013

 

Start Point : Cross Keys, Catley (SD 698 969)

                   

Distance :  5.0 miles         Height Ascended : 2000 feet

 

Route Map

 

 

 

Cautley Crag from Low Haygarth, Cautley.

 

Cross Keys Hotel, Cautley, the start point for this walk.

 

Narthwaite.

 

Yarlside and Kensgriff the two main objectives of this walk.

 

Great Dummacks over Ben End.

 

Westerdale.

 

Saddle, the depression between Yarlside and Kensgriff.

 

Mountain View the appropriately named farmstead near the head of Westerdale, now unoccupied.

 

Looking towards the head of Westerdale.

 

'Mountain View'

 

Yarlside from the point where the path is left to drop down to the confluence of streams at the head of Westerdale.

 

Stockless Gill.

The route to pick up the Kensgriff ridge is close left of this picture.

 

The gorge at the head of Westerdale.

 

Looking south down Westerdale.

 

Hazelgill Knott.

 

Looking back down the Kensgriff ridge towards Green Bell.

 

The summit of Kensgriff looking east across Westerdale to Wandale Hill, with Wild Boar Fell and Swarth Fell in the background.

 

Yarlside from Kensgriff.

 

Bowderdale.

 

Approaching showers.

 

Approaching the Yarlside ridge after the steep climb from the saddle and a look back to Kensgriff.

 

The summit of Yarlside offers a distant view of the Yorkshire Dales' Three Peaks.

 

Dark clouds over Kensgriff.

 

Zooming in on Cautley Spout.

 

Cautley Crag and Cautley Spout - The Calf the high point on the distant skyline.

 

…………………and again.

 

Westerdale.

 

Great Dummacks and Cautley Crag.

 

Cautley Spout from Ben End.

 

Crossing the River Rawthey by the Cross Keys Hotel.