Dale Head from Honister

Fri 10 Aug 2007

Route: Honister Pass - High Scawdel Tarn - Launchy Tarn - Dalehead Tarn - Dale Head - above Yew Crag - Honister Pass

Distance: 3.50 miles

Ascent: 1,550ft

Time: 2 hours

With: On Own


Overcast with cloud hiding the high summits but improving during the walk.

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The Honister Slate Mine buildings at Honister Pass as I start my ascent of Dale Head

Honister Crag

Looking back down on Honister Pass, the building on the left is the YHA and the rest are all part of Honister Slate Mine

Launchy Tarn with High Spy behind right and the Sail - Scar Crags - Causey Pike ridge in the distance left

Launchy Tarn with High Spy behind

Dale Head with Dalehead Tarn just right of centre from High Scawdel

Dalehead Tarn and sheepfold from above

Looking back down on Dalehead Tarn from my ascent of Dale Head with the man carrying a red rucsac providing scale

Dalehead Tarn with Launchy Tarn on High Scawdel behind

High Spy from Dale Head's summit

The view north down Newlands to the Skiddaw fells (in cloud) from Dale Head's summit

Hindscarth from Dale Head

Walkers heading down the path to Honister Pass from Dale Head's summit

Buttermere and the High Stile ridge from above Yew Crag

Honister Crag

An old mine building with Grey Knotts on the other side of Honister Pass

Another old mine buidling with Glaramara, Allen Crags (top in cloud), Base Brown and Grey Knotts behind

Old winding drum at the top of the incline

All that is left of the old railway line up the incline with Honister Pass below

Another shot of Honister Crag

Looking down on Honister Pass

A photo of Yew Crag and the incline taken from the other side of the pass

Previous Walk: Carrock Pike and High Pike (Wed 8 Aug 2007)

Next Walk: Newlands Hause to Buttermere (Sat 11 Aug 2007)

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