Scales to Keswick

Sat 26 May 2007

Route: Scales - above Mousthwaite Comb - Scales Tarn - Sharp Edge - Blencathra - Hall's Fell Ridge - Gategill - Threlkeld - Keswick Railway footpath - Moot Hall, Keswick

Distance: 8.25 miles

Ascent: 2,250ft

Time: 4 hours 50 minutes

With: David Hall and Anne


A bit of drizzle to start but then dry, broken cloud and sunshine.

Day three of the Wainwright Memorial Walk

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Clough Head from above Scales

Great Mell Fell from above Mousthwaite Comb as a rain shower passes through

Souther Fell

Sharp Edge comes into view

The path up by Scales Beck

Sharp Edge from Scales Tarn

Starting up Sharp Edge

On the first part of Sharp Edge

Sharp Edge and Foule Crag

On 'The Pavement', Sharp Edge

Sharp Edge, Blencathra

'Slab Ramp' and 'Pillar-box', Sharp Edge

On Sharp Edge after just passing the Pillar-box

Looking back along Sharp Edge

Nearing the end of Sharp Edge

Starting the ascent of Foule Crag, the normal way is to go up this 'chimney' but some prefer the more exposed slabs to its left when ascending

Sharp Edge from Foule Crag

Looking down on Scales Tarn

Sharp Edge from above

The way ahead to Blencathra's summit from the top of Foule Crag

The Helvellyn ridge from Blencathra's summit

Skiddaw from Blencathra's summit

Gategill Fell Top with Derwent Water and the north western fells beyond

Hall's Fell Ridge

The view south from Hall's Fell Ridge

Hall's Fell Ridge

Walkers heading up Hall's Fell Ridge

Threlkeld from Hall's Fell

Gate Gill, Hallsfell Top (Blencathra's summit) is the pointed peak on the skyline right of centre

Hall's Fell Ridge from the fields between Gategill and Threlkeld

Blencathra from the edge of Threlkeld

Clough Head and the A66 road bridge from the old Keswick Railway line

One of the many old railway bridges over the River Greta

Tunnel, Keswick Railway footpath

Latrigg ahead from the Keswick Railway footpath

River Greta

Looking back to Blencathra from near Briery

On the board walk above the River Greta, the railway used to go into a tunnel at this point!

The north western fells seen through an arch of the A66 Greta road bridge (Keswick bypass)

The old Keswick Railway Station

Previous Walk: 10 Skiddaw (Sun 20 May 2007)

Next Walk: Broom Fell and Aiken Beck (Mon 28 May 2007)

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