Dale Head from Honister Pass

Thu 30 Jul 2015

Route: Honister Pass - High Scawdel Tarn - Launchy Tarn - Dalehead Tarn - Dale Head - Honister Pass

Distance: 3.50 miles

Ascent: 1,550ft

Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

With: Anne


Summer's evening walk with some sunshine

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The Honister Slate Mine buildings with the Youth Hostel (YHA) on the left at Honister Pass as we start our ascent of Dale Head

Honister Crag

As you gain height the view really opens up

Looking across to the Helvellyn ridge

Allen Crags catches the sun with Bowfell behind left and Esk Pike right. Great End behind Base Brown on the right

A glimpse of Dalehead Tarn with High Spy behind and Skiddaw in the distance

High Scawdel Tarn

Launchy Tarn with High Spy behind

...and from this angle Great Gable on the skyline

Dalehead Tarn and sheepfold from above

Dalehead Tarn

Looking back down on Dalehead Tarn as we ascend Dale Head


Newlands with the Skiddaw fells in the distance

High Spy with Blencathra behind left

Dalehead Tarn, now far below

Dale Head summit

Heading down

Old mine workings

Honister Crag

Gatesgarthdale Beck and Buttermere

Looking down on Honister Pass

Almost back down

Previous Walk: Goat's Water and Blind Tarn (Sat 18 Jul 2015)

Next Walk: Walla Crag (Sat 29 Aug 2015)

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