Scafell Pike and Sprinkling Tarn

Sun 9 Dec 2007

Route: Wasdale Head - Lingmell Gill - Brown Tongue - Lingmell Col - Scafell Pike - Broad Crag Col - Calf Cove - Esk Hause - Sprinkling Tarn - Sty Head - Burnthwaite - Wasdale Head

Distance: 8.00 miles

Ascent: 3,280ft

Time: 5 hours 30 minutes

With: Anne


Light winds, cloud on the higher fells, some snow on the ground. Drizzle and then rain towards the end of the walk.

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Looking back to Wasdale Head from the path that climbs round the flanks of Lingmell to Lingmell Gill and the Brown Tongue route

Lingmell Gill and Brown Tongue

Wast Water with Buckbarrow and Middle Fell in sunshine from Lingmell Gill

Looking over Lingmell's west ridge to Yewbarrow's north top with Red Pike behind

Looking up to Mickledore from Hollow Stones

Illgill Head, Wastwater, Middle Fell and Seatallan from the new(ish) path up to Lingmell Col

Styhead Tarn and the view north from the ascent of Scafell Pike from Lingmell Col

Looking down on Lingmell as we head into the clouds

Heading up Scafell Pike

Scafell Pike's summit almost in view

Scafell Pike's summit

Looking down Little Narrowcove from Broad Crag Col, the peak on the right is Pen

Looking ahead to Great End, we missed out its summit today and headed into Calf Cove to the right of the col in the centre of the photo

Esk Pike's south ridge, Hard Knott, Harter Fell and Caw

Sprinkling Tarn and Seathwaite Fell from the path down from Esk Hause

Sprinkling Tarn

The Stretcher Box at Sty Head

Lingmell Beck and Wasdale Head

Previous Walk: Middle Fell and Greendale Tarn (Sat 8 Dec 2007)

Next Walk: Knott and High Pike from Fell Side (Sat 15 Dec 2007)

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