Causey Pike to Outerside

Sat 12 Jul 2008

Route: Stonycroft near Stair - Sleet Hause - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - Sail Pass - High Moss - Outerside - Low Moss - Stonycroft Gill - Stonycroft near Stair

Distance: 4.75 miles

Ascent: 2,200ft

Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

With: Anne


A few sunny moments to start then overcast with a light shower on Scar Crags.

After the walk we visited the site of Rigg Beck (the purple house) which burnt down on 30 June this year.

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Stonycroft Bridge

Looking up towards Causey Pike

On the path up to Sleet Hause

The wooded Swinside with Latrigg and Blencathra behind and Derwent Water with Clough Head behind

Barrow from the zig-zags up to Sleet Hause

High Spy, Dale Head and Hindscarth

On the short scramble onto Causey Pike's summit

Rowling End below with our ascent path on the left, Catbells, Bleaberry Fell and High Seat and Helvellyn and the Dodds in the far distance

Stile End and Barrow below and the Skiddaw fells

Hopegill Head and Grisedale Pike from Causey Pike's summit

Scar Crags, Sail and Eel Crag from Causey Pike's summit

Ard Crags and the valley of Rigg Beck

Looking back to Causey Pike as we head for Scar Crags

A sunny moment as we ascend Scar Crags

Sail with Eel Crag behind from Scar Crags summit cairn

The path to High Moss from Sail Pass with the Skiddaw fells behind Outerside

The main track down to Stonycroft from High Moss. We turned left here to ascend Outerside first

Crag Hill (Eel Crag) and Coledale Hause from Outerside

Looking back across to Sail Pass from Outerside

Outerside's summit

Descending Outerside's northeast ridge

Causey Pike from the sheepfold at NY 217216

The old mine track by Stonycroft Gill

Rigg Beck, the purple house, was destroyed by fire on 30 June this year

All that remains is the base

A badly burnt tree

Previous Walk: Helvellyn from Swirls (Wed 9 Jul 2008)

Next Walk: Thirlmere and Great How (Sun 13 Jul 2008)

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