Blencathra from Scales

Tue 7 Dec 2010

Route: Scales - Scales Fell - Blencathra - Atkinson Pike - Blue Screes - the valley of the River Glenderamackin - Mousthwaite Comb - Scales

Distance: 6.25 miles

Ascent: 2,250ft

Time: 3 hours 40 minutes

With: On own


Overnight snow, blue skies, scattered clouds and sunshine, light winds. Overcast over the fells to the south.

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The view southwest into the Lakes from above Scales

Great Mell Fell

The same stretch of path as the third photo from last Wednesday. Mine will be the first footprints of the day

Zooming in on Mosedale Viaduct

Looking up Scales Fell to Blencathra's summit

Lots of cloud to the south. Clough Head and the Dodds on the left

Sharp Edge

The view south west to the Scafells and Great Gable

Wintery to the south

Looking back down Scales Fell

South west from Blencathra's summit

Derwent Water looks frozen

Gategill Fell Top and the north western fells

Looking down Hall's Fell Ridge with the Helvellyn ridge in the distance


Grisedale Pike and the Skiddaw fells from Atkinson Pike

Sharp Edge and Foule Crag

Great Calva

The valley of the River Glenderamackin, my descent route can be seen on the left side

Looking back up

Sharp Edge and Foule Crag

Fence and young trees!

Looking back up the valley

Mousthwaite Comb

Great Mell Fell

Previous Walk: Red Screes from Ambleside (Sun 5 Dec 2010)

Next Walk: Red Tarn and Birkhouse Moor (Thu 9 Dec 2010)

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