Patterdale to Scales

Sat 28 Apr 2007

Route: Patterdale - Striding Edge - Helvellyn - Helvellyn Lower Man - White Side - Raise - Sticks Pass - Stybarrow Dodd - Watson's Dodd - Great Dodd - Calfhow Pike - Clough Head - White Pike - Mariel Bridge - Lobbs - Wallthwaite - Scales

Distance: 15.50 miles

Ascent: 4,450ft

Time: 7 hours 50 minutes

With: Anne


Sunny, no cloud, strong wind for the second half of the walk, warm out of the wind.

Day two of the [[Itm:683|Wainwright Memorial Walk]].

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St Patrick's Church, Patterdale

Grisedale, our path goes up the fellside, the top part can just be seen as a white line up to the skyline (left of centre)

Grisedale with Saint Sunday Crag on the left and Dollywaggon and Nethermost Pikes straight ahead

On the path to the Hole-in-the-Wall

Grisedale from the path to the Hole-in-the-Wall

Dollywaggon Pike and Nethermost Pike from the path to the Hole-in-the-Wall

Looking back down the Grisedale valley from the path to the Hole-in-the-Wall

Birkhouse Moor from the Hole-in-the-Wall

The path to Striding Edge on the far left, Helvellyn and Catstycam from near the Hole-in-the-Wall

Helvellyn and Red Tarn as we head up the path to Striding Edge

Striding Edge

The Dixon memorial just after High Spying How at the start of Striding Edge

Looking over Red Tarn to Catstycam

Striding Edge, you don't have to walk/scramble along the crest of the ridge all the way if you don't want to!

Walkers descending the chimney, the awkward bit of Striding Edge

Looking back down on Striding Edge as we head for Helvellyn's summit

The Gough Memorial above Striding Edge with Helvellyn's summit behind

360 Panorama from Helvellyn's summit

Looking over Ullscarf and the woods around Harrop Tarn to Bowfell, Scafell Pike, Great Gable and Pillar from Helvellyn's summit

Thirlmere from Helvellyn Lower Man

Descending from Helvellyn Lower Man with White Side ahead

Brown Cove directly below and the pointed Catstycam with Sheffield Pike and Ullswater beyond and the North Pennines on the skyline

Next its Raise as we leave White Side

A northerly panorama from Raise's summit

Sticks Pass and Stybarrow Dodd

The view west from Stybarrow Dodd's summit

Watson's Dodd and Great Dodd from Stybarrow Dodd

Heading for Calfhow Pike and Clough Head from Great Dodd

Calfhow Pike with the Skiddaw fells behind

The north western fells from just below Calfhow Pike

Blencathra from Clough Head summit

The path to White Pike with the north Pennines beyond Great Mell Fell and Little Mell Fell

Descending to the Old Coach Road at Mariel Bridge

Mariel Bridge across Mosedale Beck

Crossing Barbaryrigg Moss with Great Mell Fell ahead

Looking back across Barbaryrigg Moss to Clough Head

The stile and gate at NY362237 as we join the bridleway to Lobbs

On the bridleway to Lobbs with Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell ahead


Blencathra from Lobbs


Bridge across the old Penrith to Keswick railway line near Highgate

Mosedale Viaduct

Walking through Wallthwaite

Looking south from Scales to Clough Head with Great Dodd behind

Mosedale Viaduct from Scales, Lobbs is just to the right of the large block of woodland and the white house behind the viaduct is Highgateclose

White Horse Inn, Scales from the A66

Previous Walk: Watch Hill and Setmurthy Common (Thu 26 Apr 2007)

Next Walk: Flat Fell and Dent (Sun 29 Apr 2007)

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