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In the Caldbeck Fells

4 Wainwrights at the northern edge of Lakeland

all seasons in one day 11 °C

Here is an easy circular walk of eight and a half miles into the Caldbeck Fells at the northern extremity of the Lake District. The walking is easy and generally on grass apart from a fascinating ravine walk and 4 summits - all Wainwrights - are reached. The route perhaps lacks the dramatic scenery of the central Lakes but the empty spaces and far reaching views that typify the Caldbeck Fells, you will have to yourself. The start is from just south of the small hamlet of Orthwaite reached up the minor road about 5 miles north of Keswick on the A591.

The previous day had been one of the warmest of the summer with temperatures in excess of 30C in the South of England and 26C at home 200m above sea level. This was not the case today however and the thermometer stood at 11 degrees while ragged grey clouds hid the top of Skiddaw and a thin rain blew in on the fresh north westerly wind. From the almost tropical warmth of yesterday the weather now reminded me of the damp chill of Reykjavik in Iceland which was hardly surprising really as that was where it was coming from.

Hood up, I set off through the gate opposite and up the bridleway on its far side. I was about seven and a half miles north of Keswick and just south of the hamlet of Orthwaite above Bassenthwaite Lake and the path here was signposted to Burn Tod though I'm not sure why because there's nothing there. After a short distance the path left the farm track (which goes to Dash Farm) and climbed gently up to the left across the slopes of the fell known as Great Cockup which has to be one of the funniest names ever given to a hill. After passing a small summit which is actually a great viewpoint, the path meandered its way along the slopes towards a great grassy hollow in the fells ahead with views on the right of the Dash Valley and falls. These remote hills are known as the Ulldale Fells and join up with the (slightly) better known Caldbeck Fells the northernmost range in Lakeland. The character of the area though is not typically Lakeland but has more in common with the Howgills or the Southern Uplands of Scotland - vast sweeping slopes and rounded summits, the exception here being the northern aspect of Skiddaw fronted by the shadowed crags of Bakestall and the spectacular Dash Falls.

My path descended into the hollow surrounded by clouded hills and at an area of tall foliage the path disappeared and the rain started up again with renewed vigour. I crossed a stream and by passed the reedy area to its right and just beond a ruined wall, the path was rediscovered up to the left. Here I entered an exciting steep sided ravine which was a change from the open grasslands but didn't stop the wind which funnelled up behind me. The path mainly keeps on the left side of the river on the ascent and though rough in a few places is not hard, climbing steadily up the ravine which makes for an interesting walk.

As the top is neared the ravine splits in 2 with the main river descending from the left branch while the right one is almost dry. A path does exit up to the left but the far easier way is to keep on up the right branch which soon ceases to be a ravine at all, emerging on the grassy ridge at the top. Here I turned left and followed a faint path up the wide ridge in dense mist buffeted by an icy wind and horizontal rain which - just for good measure - was mixed with face stinging hailstones.

After a cairn on the ridge, the path climbed again indicating that the cairn hadn't been the summit of Knott after all - the true top being revealed ahead as the cloud finally broke up around me giving tantalising glimpses of distant hills and wild empty spaces to the east. That was Skiddaw Forest and the Caldbeck Fells - Lakeland's Empty Quarter. It is very important if you come walking up here in visibility as bad as this not to get lost by heading too far east - the walk home will be too much for many!

Knott is the highest point of the Caldbeck Fells and the highest Lakeland fell north of Skiddaw and today it was positively arctic - after the recent heatwave this was one of the coldest days I remember walking in the UK in summer - it was now only 5 or 6 degrees more like winter really.

The view was revealed suddenly as the mists cleared away - blown at speed by the gale - and the rain ceased. My route lay to the north west to the grassy hump of Great Sca Fell which is nothing like its namesake above Wasdale though now the sun was out it was a very pleasant spot indeed. The only human for miles, I sat on the cairn which was the only rocky object in a sea of grass and admired the sweeping vista of the Cumbrian plain and the sands of the Solway backed by the hills of Scotland while all around the cloud shadows chased across the breezy heights.

Now my heading was west along another path and I soon descended a surprisingly steep though easy and grassy slope that was unseen from above. This led in due course to Meal Fell - for the peak baggers the third Wainwright though not a two thousander - whose summit is crowned by a fine stone shelter. Here I rested again and looked back to Great Sca Fell and the slope I had descended. There were 2 or 3 walkers coming down now appearing as ants half a mile away on the green expanse of Great Sca Fell.

To the West of Meal Fell is an interesting little pass known as Trusmadoor - a steep defile through the hills which I crossed to the South where it is easier. Now the path led steeply up a stony ridge on its far side until the gradient eased and followed the wide whaleback to the summit of Great Cockup - yes the name is still amusing but it's a good viewpoint as well!

From the far end of Great Cockup a descent to the left through heather soon picks up the track we started on earlier and a reluctant return to civilisation can be achieved by turning right when it is reached. Then again one could always bring a tent!

Pete Buckley July 2010

Summits >>> Knott 710m/2330ft >>> Great Sca Fell 651m/2136ft >>> Meal Fell 550m/1805ft >>> Great Cockup 526m/1726ft

Essentials >>> 8.5 miles or 13.5km of walking >>> 1900 feet or 580m of ascent >>> Start and finish at Orthwaite

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Kirkstone to Ambleside

6 Wainwrights from Kirkstone Pass

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From the top of Kirkstone Pass, I followed the path that leaves the car park opposite the Kirkstone Inn at its far end. The slope ahead was daunting - a vast wall of screes and crags that rose still over a thousand feet above. This was the fell known as Red Screes and it's well named as the tongues of scree descending below the cliffs do indeed have a reddish tint to them. I was setting out to walk from Kirkstone to Ambleside via Scandale Pass and Dove crag which is a walk of nearly seven and a half miles or about 12km. The route takes in 5 Wainwrights - the Lakeland fells classified by AW Wainwright - Red Screes, Little Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike and Low Pike with the option for the dedicated peak bagger to divert to High Hartsop Dodd which makes the walk 9 miles.

Despite the fearsome appearance of Red Screes, the path finds a steep but easy way through the obstacles and stone steps have been constructed up much of the route making it less rough than when I was last here. The only remotely tricky part was where the track veered left across a wide ledge to a short scramble but the route is marked with an arrow painted on the rock which if followed avoids any difficulties. I was soon stood on the summit admiring the breathtaking views of Lakeland and sheltering from the cold wind behind the cairn. My route ahead could clearly be seen and I began the descent heading in a north westerly direction towards Dove Crag. Bearing too far to the North will take you down the ridge leading to Middle Dodd and would require retracing your steps to continue the route. My current heading led down easy slopes towards the attractive castle like twin summits of Little Hart Crag which rose across Scandale Pass.

The path crossed the Scandale Pass track and climbed the open grassy slopes opposite and where it tended to head off to the left towards Dove Crag I diverted to the right to Little Hart Crag which is a fine summit - the first craggy knoll is the highest point - with spectacular views of the craggy eastern side of the Fairfield range. In the shelter of the cairn was a perfect lunch spot where I could occasionally hear parties of fellwalkers passing below on the path to Patterdale and Brothers Water though no-one came up the last fifty feet or so to the summit.

From Little Hart Crag I headed down the main path to High Hartsop Dodd - an easy walk that gave good views of the fells around the top of Ullswater before retracing my steps and continuing on my way to Dove Crag. this diversion would only be recommended if you havn't visited High Hartsop Dodd - it isn't really on the way!

The route to Dove Crag is a wide path through grassy terrain but - with care - a diversion to the right will give impressive views down the precipitous crags overlooking Dovedale - an almost comletely unspoiled valley hidden in this particularly beautiful area of eastern Lakeland and a microcosm of what the Lake District was like in years gone by. There is no way down here though so don't try unless you are a proficient climber and have a rope to belay with. Certain death awaits efforts to scramble down unroped!

From this flattish area the route begins a steady ascent which emerges on the south ridge of Dove Crag, the summit being a short walk to the right up the broad ridge. I ate the last of my food here wrapped up against the freezing wind before setting off on the last leg of my walk. If you havn't been here before then a diversion of about 400m to the North gives spectacular views of Dovedale from the top of the crag after which the fell was named. I had so I didn't on this occasion.

Wainwright describes the walk from Dove Crag to High pike as the easiest mile in Lakeland and it is though this fact didn't stop me from slipping and falling ungracefully on my backside after 10 minutes. The gradient though is just right for walking down - enough slope to walk down with no effort yet not so steep that you have to slow yourself down. On towards Windermere which stretched away in front, barely rising over the summit of High Pike before making a steeper descent with the stone wall on my right.

The weather became steadily warmer as I lost height with the wind losing its chill. Low Pike rose just to the right of the path and I scrambled up to where the summit rocks and cairn nestled against the wall providing an interesting and comfortable perch on which to enjoy a banana and some water. Lower down the ridge was steep for a while as I followed the wall which was something of a feat of engineering descending the craggy ridge. A little lower still and trees began to return to the landscape which became softer and less rugged as Ambleside and the valley were approached. The cold wind had now gone but spots of rain were starting to fall from a grey sky.

If the ridge is kept to there is an awkward rock step to negotiate which is easier going up. It can be avoided by following the path to the left where it forks. Heading down through scattered trees on what was now a cart track I presently arrived at a bridge over the rushing waters of Scandale Beck which was pleasantly located in lush woodland and a short walk down a lane brought me into the busy centre of Ambleside.

This walk is ideal for anyone based in Ambleside even without transport as a regular bus service crosses Kirkstone and the start of the walk. As described it is about 9 miles in length, involves 2700 feet of ascent and 4050 feet of downhill. for the peak bagger the route visits 6 of Wainwright's summits. Not including High Hartsop Dodd does shorten the walk somewhat.

Pete Buckley May 2010

Summits >>> Red Screes 776m/2546ft >>> Little Hart Crag 637m/2090ft >>> High Hartsop Dodd (optional)519m/1703ft >>> Dove Crag 792m/2598ft >>> High Pike 656m/2152ft >>> Low Pike 508m/1667ft

Essentials >>> 7.5 miles or 12km of walking >>> 2700 feet or 830m of ascent >>> 4050 feet or 1230m of descent >>> Start at Kirkstone Pass and finish at Ambleside

Please visit my walking routes homepage for more walks in the Lake District or see the table of contents below.

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Dale Head and Hindscarth

A circular route from the Newlands valley

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The Lakeland hamlet of Little Town is as quaint as it sounds and it was from between here and Newlands Church that I began this route. Walking back up the road for 100 metres or so towards Little Town, I doubled back up a path up to the right which very soon joined a wide track leading up the Newlands Valley towards Dale Head and the steep sided peak of Hindscarth to its right. I walked ufollowing its twisting course to my right. After perhaps a mile and a half, the track passed between 2 spoil heaps - a relic of mining activities that occurred here in the past.

Now the view opened up of the wild scene at the head of the Newlands Valley - a sharp contrast to the wooded lanes of Little Town and the lower dale. Here 2 paths led off to the left - both lead to Dalehead Tarn - the second by a convenient rest rock.

Ahead the path sloped gently down to the river and could be seen - not so gently - ascending the opposite slope towards Dale Head's crags. As I watched, a beam of sunlight shone through an invisible gap in the clouds and like a searchlight, moved steadily across the rugged slopes, illuminating momentarily the grass and stones with an enhanced colour. Then it was gone as the upper winds shifted and closed up the gap to the Sun.

Crossing the river proved to be no problem and the obvious way ahead followed a grassy ditch-like feature in a rising traverse of the fellside with the river rapidly disappearing below. Opposite, the craggy wall of the fell known as High Spy filled the view while hehind the light and shade moved rapidly across the lower dale watched over by Skiddaw to the North.

Presently my path turned a corner into a gully and crossed a stream that flowed from a rocky ravine just above. Here I stopped for a short rest as a violently gusty wind began to buffet down the slope from above bringing with it sprigs of heather apparently ripped from the earth. This along with the cloud shadows moving at express train speed should really have warned me of what lay ahead!

My ascent continued, this time via wide grassy zig zags in the path. Above lay a high rocky buttress, an impregnable looking wall of crags. My route would take me up behind them and from here it was difficult to see how without getting involved in at least a difficult scramble. As I drew level with the base of the crags though, the fellside opened out into a wide bowl in which lay the ruins of an ancient miners' hut. Passing the hut the path climbed again up a steep rough section before traversing left across a wonderful grass and bilberry shelf above the crags but unseen from below.

Here the wind returned in earnest though thankfully most of the buffetting was towards the slope rather than the steep ground below. I continued in a gently ascending traverse of the strip of easy ground with the line of crags below and steep scree above. Wainwright describes this route in the North Western Fells as "a mountaineering must" and it is indeed a wonderful and varied way to the summit of Dale Head. The same guidebook mentions an awkward scree slope just before the ridge is reached though this presents no problem - perhaps the route has changed since - though the original miners' path is upwards of 400 years old.

The views now opened out to the South with the Langdale Pikes seen from an unfamiliar angle and Bowfell and Esk Pike rising grandly beyond. As I started up the wide ridge though, the wind returned with a vengeance. The forecast had been for 65 mph winds earlier in the day though these gusts were well over 80 - possibly around 100 mph. After being blown over a couple of times I debated whether to descend this ridge and return via Dalehead Tarn but I persevered, and in a crouching position, made my way towards the summit.

Strangely, higher up on the south side of the ridge the wind was much reduced and my ability to walk upright was restored. It still made itself known though and I was accompanied up the ridge by a noise that sounded as though a jet aircraft were flying just out of sight below. As the top of Dale Head was reached the sheltering effect was lost and I had to lie flat at one point or be blown down - at this point I abandoned plans to continue to Robinson opting for the nearer Hindscarth.

I was again sheltered as I followed the path overlooking the steep slopes that fell to the Honister Pass with the lower part of the road clearly visible 2000 feet below and Buttermere sparkling in the sunny valley like a jewel. My route turned away from this pleasant scene across the grassy plateau leading to Hindscarth. Hindscarth has 2 shelters - one on the highest point and one on a subsidiary summit just to the North. It was here I stopped for another rest and to finish lunch before continuing down the ridge ahead.

Scope End is the narrow heathery ridge leading down from Hindscarth straight to the Newlands Valley and I followed this ridge - an enjoyable walk with panoramic views all the way. The gale that raged high up became a mere breeze as I descended. The path emerged not far from Newlands Church which I passed to cross the bridge to where I'd left the car earlier in the day.

Pete Buckley October 2009

Summits >>> Dale Head 2473ft/754m >>> Hindscarth 2385ft/727m

Essentials >>> Up 700m >>> Down 700m How Far? 11.7km >>> Start and finish at Newlands

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Grasmoor and Eel Crag

Grasmoor from Braithwaite by an exciting and little used route

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My long trek to Grasmoor had started along the same route as my Grisedale Pike walk, following the meandering stream of Coledale Beck from Braithwaite. For over 2 miles the wide track had led towards my first objective - Eel Crag which dominated the end of the valley beyond the old building of Force Crag Mine.

There was somehat more water in Coledale Beck than on my last visit, the ford over it requiring my full attention on account of the stepping stones being submerged by the fast flowing water. Remaining dry, I followed the track up the valley side towards Coledale Hause with views of the waterfall which cascaded down Force Crag opposite.

It is only after crossing the river that the ascent really starts, the previous couple of miles climbing imperceptibly. I followed the easy track up the steep valley side and negotiated the chaos of loose mud and stones that is the landslide area just below the top of the slope. It looked as though there had been a more recent slide here - perhaps due to the heavy rain we'd had - but the loose section isn't long or hard to get through. After crossing both streams I left the path and headed to the left over fairly level but damp and mossy ground. The route I was takeing up Eel Crag is described in Wainwright's North Western Fells and is known as the Shelf Route.

I followed an old stone causeway which took me past the worst of the wet ground and located the sheepfold on the right in Wainwright's description - there is no clear path here. From there I climbed the steep grassy slope ahead to find a small cairn with the faintest of paths leading up the steep fellside to the right.

After a short steep section, a shallow ridge was crossed and I reached more level ground. Thanks to the author there is now a slightly larger cairn here and from this, a faint path led up to the left of a rocky bluff and on across the grassy slopes of Eel Crag with cliffs above and below. The way onto the ridge above could be seen as a notch on the skyline ahead.

The slope steepened as I crossed it and after another go at cairn building where the route looked less obvious, I climbed up into the notch and there was the ridge. Ahead lay a wonderful view out to the west - the Solway Firth and Scotland seen across the crags of Whiteside and the West Cumbria plain. To my right rose the conical peak of Grisedale Pike seen over Coledale Hause with cloud topped Skiddaw beyond.

The weather was as good as it gets for the Lake District in November - the air bright and clear, if a little cold, and the breeze not too strong. I was going strongly up the ridge and soon reached the lower peak of Eel Crag before following the plateau-like upper ridge to the OS column on the main summit.

Grasmoor, the highest of the North Western Fells and the highest of the Lakeland Fells that I hadn't climbed, is at the western end of the range - Eel Crag actually being the central peak - so if I was to get down without recoursing to my head torch I would need to be quick!

A bitter wind blew up here and the ground was frozen so I donned gloves for the downhill jog to the gap between the 2 fells, soon warming up again on tyhe steep path up to Grasmoor's eastern cairn. The name of Grasmoor refers to wild boar (they no longer reside here!) not the grassy nature of the fell but there were few rocks in view as I crossed the green windswept expanse from the eastern to the main cairn.

So still in good time, I reached the summit of Grasmoor with its 2 stone shelters - the one on the edge of the escarpment affording spectacular views of Crummock Water, Buttermere and the Scafell Range seen over the ridges of High Stile. Here I finished the lunch I'd started on Eel Crag, sheltered from the cold wind. There was no one else here at all and I was able to enjoy the vast panorama of fell, lake and field with only the sound of the wind and the occasional bird for company.

As I descended back down the steep slope from the eastern cairn, I decided to head to the grassy top of Wandope before going down. This was at some risk of both being labelled a peak bagger as well as of being benighted on the way down but I was going well and felt sure I could be down for 4pm. This summit was reached across a gently sloping green plateau that would have put some lawns to shame but the summit view to the east across the Newlands Valley was as good as from any Lakeland fell.

Now I finally returned between Grasmoor on the left and Eel Crag on the right and continued straight on down an equally easy path in a valleywith Hopegill Head in front. The terrain was still smooth grassland until just before Coledale Hause was reached. Here it became stony - I'd almost forgotten what rocks looked like - as I passed below Eel Crag to my right.

An easy but steeper path left Coledale Hause and wound its way down past where I'd left it earlier for the shelf route and on down to Force Crag Mine and a 2 mile trudge in the twilight back to Braithwaite. My head torch made it as far as the top of my rucksack but never saw action.

Pete Buckley October 2009

Summits: Eel Crag 839m/2753ft, Grasmoor 852m/2791ft, wandope 772m/2534ft

Essentials >>> Up 930m >>> Down 930m >>> How Far? 17.2km >>> Start and finish at Braithwaite

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Pillar from Buttermere

A long but rewarding route in the Western Fells

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From the top of Scarth Gap Pass all the walkers trooping up from Buttermere turned left and made for the nearby summit of Haystacks. Straight ahead though,lay the craggy walls of Pillar and Kirk Fell broken by the dark gap of Black Sail Pass while below was the remote valley of Ennerdale, its landscape of pines not typical of the Lakes but no less beautiful. In this valley the river Liza meandered in its stony bed amongst the patches of trees and the peak of Great Gable rose high above the valley's upper reaches. It was into this empty wilderness that my path lay.

The way up from Buttermere requires little navigation. I'd ascended from Gatescarth with everyone else, turning sharp left past the copse of trees and climbing steeply up away from Buttermere's still water, now left well behind.

Heading down the far side of the pass I was immediatedly on my own. I think one or two of the Haystacks bound walkers actually looked over as if to say I was going the wrong way, and though Wainwright named Haystacks among his favorite fells I'm sure that with the numbers going there today, he would have followed this path instead.

The way was at first a little boggy until I found the path again following a fence down the slope. My steady descent took me down to the left south of Haystacks and towards the two Gables outlining the head of Ennerdale. The River Liza sparkled in patches of sunlight which moved slowly over the green landscape of trees and heather. It was a scene that recalled more of the Scottish Highlands than the Lake District and there was little sign of human habitation anywhere as I tramped down to join the path following the valley's floor. There is no motor road here, just a track, and a forestry sign informs that the car park at Bowness Knott is fully 6 miles away - further away than my start point in the next valley of Buttermere.

I followed this track towards Great Gable and presently the hut of Black Sail Youth Hostel came into view ahead. I have stayed at many of the Lake District's Youth Hostels - a few years ago mind, not being particularly youthful now - but never this one and as it is in one of the best locations in the region I made a point to stay at some time - if I'm not deemed too old that is! The door was open so I went in to see if they sold cups of tea or glasses of orange or any such thing. There was a mural of what appeared to be a Viking ship called the Black Sail on one wall which I thought was quite good but nobody was about so I had a snack on the bench outside before continuing on my way.

The path now led downhill slightly and briefly alongside the river before crossing it by a wooden footbridge. The trees ended around this point and the upper valley was a wide hollow of rough pasture watched over by Great Gable and Kirk Fell and in it, I appeared the only person for miles. On up the opposite slope and the going was easy on grass until a lone tree was reached clinging to the fellside just below some rocks. Here the path steepened over the rocks and became rough as it climbed out of the Ennerdale Valley once again. I came to a point where the track followed the stream descending from Kirk Fell but the way doesn't cross the river. Instead, the path re appears after a short bouldery section and climbs off up to the right. Here a waterfall in a large gully could be seen behind, a great rocky gash in the side of Kirk Fell. The route soon though began to curve back around to the left as the gradient eased and there in front was the view across to Yewbarrow and Wasdale Head - the top of Black Sail Pass.

Wasdale is surprisingly close to Buttermere as the crow flies and in fact most of the main valley systems of the Lake District with the exception of the eastern ones are within a short(ish) walk of here. Buttermere and Ennerdale are on this walk, Wasdale was just below, while Borrowdale was just over Windy Gap between the Gables. Langdale and Eskdale were a little further but still easily within reach if either were my destination for tonight.

Now though I followed the path to the right or roughly west towards Pillar. Soon after passing a small tarn on the ridge, I left the path to climb the short slope to Looking Stead where I stopped for the first half of lunch. Looking Stead is a superb viewpoint and I could trace my route from Scarth Gap past the youth Hostel and up around to Black Sail and up to where I now sat beside the lonely windswept cairn.

Onwards again and past the turn off for the High Level Route. I'd been in half a mind to follow that route to Robinson's Cairn and gain the summit by the Shamrock Traverse to the side of Pillar Rock but the lateness of the hour meant that that route would be saved for another day. I continued on up the ridge.

This was a good route anyway. The ridge was steep and rocky in places though never difficult and the views over Wasdale to the Scafells expanded the higher I climbed. Now level with High Crag across Ennerdale - not so far to go now. The path then crossed a wide and gently sloping area of sheep cropped turf before a final steep rough ascent led me up past a deep gully dropping away to the forests of Ennerdale far below. Here I passed a couple descending from the top - including them, I'd seen 5 people on this ridge and no-one between Scarth Gap and Black Sail. After a small stony summit, the wide flattish top of Pillar was directly ahead. Here I had the second half of my lunch in the summit shelter which I had to myself, huddled against the cold wind which now blew up here.

The best views are to be had by headind to the edges of Pillar's summit plateau and I wandered to the North a hundred or so metres where the view down to Ennerdale Water was particularly impressive. So was that over the several tops of Haystacks, a landscape scattered with tarns, towards the North and then back along the ridge I'd ascended to the curiously square looking top of Great Gable and around to the stark crags of Scafell and the Pike.

I followed the edge of the cliffs overlooking Pillar Rock and Ennerdale before heading back the way I'd come to Black Sail Pass and on down to the valley. This is a long walk and I was glad I'd not tackled the High Level Route this time as I trudged back past the Youth Hostel in the early evening light. Indeed, the haul back up to Scarth Gap was an effort though thankfully from this side, the climb is neither too steep nor too long. It was a steady ascent taken at a slow pace.

They were still wandering up and down the ridge to Haystacks as I reached the pass and stopped for a short rest. As I began the last stretch down to Buttermere, the evening sun emerged from the clouds to light the fells opposite in a warm golden glow before twilight began to overtake the Buttermere Valley.

Here's the route to Pillar and Haycock from Wasdale

Pete Buckley

Essentials >>> Up 1110m >>> Down 1110m >>> How Far? 15.4km >>> How High? 892m/2927ft

Ennerdale and High Crag

Ennerdale and High Crag


Great Gable

Great Gable


Wasdale Head

Wasdale Head


Buttermere from Scarth Gap

Buttermere from Scarth Gap


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