Broadcrag Tarn and Foxes Tarn

Mon 29 Jun 2009

Route: Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Taw House - Scale Bridge - River Esk - Great Moss - Little Narrowcove - Broad Crag Col - Scafell Pike - Broadcrag Tarn - Mickledore - Foxes Tarn - Scafell - Long Green - Slight Side - Catcove Beck - Terrace Route - Wha House Farm

Distance: 11.50 miles

Ascent: 4,100ft

Time: 8 hours 40 minutes

With: David Hall


Hot, sunburning weather

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Harter Fell

River Esk

Bowfell in the distance

River Esk

The River Esk above where it is joined by Lingcove Beck

Steep drops

The path stays well above the river

Cam Spout Crag

Scafell Pike and Ill Crag

A welcoming committee meets us as we reach Great Moss

Little Narrowcove

Little Narrowcove

Looking back down

The last section up to Broad Crag Col

Little Narrowcove with Pen on the right

Lingmell with Pillar behind from Broad Crag Col

Mickledore and Scafell from Scafell Pike

Scafell from Broadcrag Tarn

Mickledore's stretcher box

Looking back down the steepest part of Foxes Tarn gully

Scafell Pike from Foxes Tarn

The delightful scree slope above Foxes Tarn with a walker helping to give scale

Scafell Pike from Scafell's summit with Symonds Knott on the left

Long Green and Slight Side

Looking over Great Moss to Bowfell

Slight Side's summit

The memorial to two Polish pilots who were killed in 1941 when their Hurricane aircraft struck the mountainside

Looking back to Slight Side

Previous Walk: Arthur's Pike and Bonscale Pike (Sun 28 Jun 2009)

Next Walk: Loughrigg Fell from Ambleside (Sat 18 Jul 2009)

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