Scafell Pike plus from Seathwaite

Wed 30 Jun 2010

Route: Seathwaite, Borrowdale - Stockley Bridge - Grains Gill - Esk Hause - Calf Cove - Great End - Ill Crag - Broad Crag - Scafell Pike - Lingmell - Corridor Route - Sty Head - Styhead Tarn - Taylorgill Force - Seathwaite

Distance: 10.25 miles

Ascent: 3,650ft

Time: 6 hours 5 minutes

With: On own


Blue sky, sunshine, scattered clouds, not much wind

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Seathwaite Farm, Borrowdale

The main track out of Seathwaite

Stockley Bridge

Looking back down Grains Gill

Up towards Great End

The footbridge across Grains Gill

An inviting pool

Grains Gill becomes Ruddy Gill

The view north with Skiddaw in the far distance

South-East and Central gullies on Great End

Great Gable and Green Gable

Great Gable plus and Sprinkling Tarn from the Esk Hause path

Calf Cove

Esk Pike with Bowfell behind from Great End's summit

Ill Crag and Broad Crag with Scafell Pike behind from Great End

Sprinkling Tarn below

Great Gable and Styhead Tarn

Ill Crag ahead

Broad Crag with the top of Scafell Pike above

Scafell Pike from Ill Crag's summit

Pen and Great Moss below

The highway to Scafell Pike

The last climb to Scafell Pike's summit

Lingmell and Great Gable from the descent off Scafell Pike

Lingmell's summit cairn and Great Gable

North from Lingmell

Scafell from Lingmell

Scafell Pike from Lingmell

Mosedale from Lingmell

The top of Piers Gill

Great Gable from the Corridor Route

The Corridor Route

The Corridor Route as I head for Sty Head

Styhead Tarn

Styhead Gill

Styhead Gill above Taylorgill Force

The path to Seathwaite, a quieter one than the main route via Stockley Bridge

Taylorgill Force

Looking back at a short scrambling section

Towards Seathwaite

The tea rooms at Seathwaite are closed for the season. No ice cream then!

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