Back of Blencathra

Fri 13 Mar 2009

Route: Grainsgill Beck Bridge - Roundhouse - Bowscale Tarn - Bowscale Fell - Bannerdale Crags - Glenderamackin Col - Mungrisdale Common - The Stake - Skiddaw House - Cumbria Way - Grainsgill Beck Bridge

Distance: 10.50 miles

Ascent: 2,300ft

Time: 5 hours

With: David Hall


An early start (7.30) enabled us to just keep ahead of the cloud and rain

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Coomb Height's east ridge from the River Caldew

The footbridge across the River Caldew at Roundhouse

Bowscale Tarn and the way ahead

The Skiddaw fells and Great Calva on the right

Bannerdale Crags and Blencathra from Bowscale Fell's summit

Looking back to Bowscale Fell from Bannerdale Crags

Blencathra from Bannerdale Crags summit

Skiddaw from the sheepfold on the ridge down to Mungrisdale Common (NY319288)

Mungrisdale Common from the sheepfold

Damp ground as we approach Mungrisdale Common's 'summit'

A colourful cairn on Mungrisdale Common (NY307290)

The bield between the Cloven Stone and The Stake (NY297287)

The Stake, a boundary stone (NY296288)

The stand of trees at Skiddaw House

Circular sheepfold (NY296301) with the top of Mungrisdale Common now in cloud

Wiley Gill

Another bield (NY306309) and yes I was walking with 'The Sheepfold Collector' today

...and another one, this one has a building attached! (NY308310)

On the Cumbria Way with Carrock Fell ahead

Previous Walk: Ullswater (Sun 8 Mar 2009)

Next Walk: Knipescar Common (Thu 19 Mar 2009)

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