A Back o'Skidda Circuit

Thu 1 Jan 2009

Route: Peter House Farm - Horsemoor Mills, south of Orthwaite - above Brockle Crag - Trusmadoor - Meal Fell - Great Sca Fell - Knott - Great Calva - Skiddaw House track (Cumbria Way) - Whitewater Dash - Peter House Farm

Distance: 10.00 miles

Ascent: 2,400ft

Time: 4 hours

With: On own


Blue sky and sunshine, a bit hazy and a cold wind

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Binsey from near Peter House Farm

I took the bridleway up to the left at this point

Looking back down the track with Binsey in the distance

The Edge leading up on to Ullock Pike

Looking back along the track above Brockle Crag

The Boulder with Burn Tod behind (See Wainwright Great Cockup 2)

Burntod Gill with Meal Fell straight ahead

Meal Fell summit with Great Sca Fell behind

Meal Fell's summit cairn/shelter

Great Sca Fell - just go straight up!

Looking back down on Meal Fell with Great Cockup behind

Lowthwaite Fell and Longlands Fell

High Pike and Carrock Fell from Great Sca Fell's summit

The pointed Great Calva with Skiddaw behind from Knott's summit

High Pike and Carrock Fell from Knott's summit

Knott from between Little and Great Calva

The normally very wet route by the fence was frozen solid today

Great Calva's summit

Great Calva's summit shelter

South from Great Calva looking through the gap between Blencathra and Lonscale Fell

Looking back up to Great Calva

Bridge over Dead Beck carrying the Skiddaw House track

Part of the Skiddaw House track and Birkett Edge onto Bakestall

Great Cockup, Burn Tod and White Hause from the road back to Peter House Farm

Peter House Farm is in the near trees, Binsey in the distance

Previous Walk: 40th Helvellyn (Wed 31 Dec 2008)

Next Walk: Scout Scar (Fri 2 Jan 2009)

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