Esk Pike from Brotherilkeld, Eskdale

Sat 7 Apr 2007

Route: Brotherilkeld, Eskdale - River Esk - Lingcove Bridge - Low Gait Crags - Yeastyrigg Crags - Pike de Bield - Esk Pike - Esk Hause - Great Moss - Sampson's Stones - Cowcove zig-zags - Taw House - Brotherilkeld

Distance: 10.75 miles

Ascent: 2,900ft

Time: 6 hours 50 minutes

With: David Hall and Anne


Blue sky and scattered clouds, sunny with only a light breeze

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Bowfell from Brotherilkeld, Eskdale

The River Esk below Lingcove Bridge

Lingcove Bridge, Eskdale

Looking back down our route from near Throstlehow Crag

Long Crag (centre) with Bowfell behind (right)

Scafell and Scafell Pike

Esk Pike's south ridge from Low Gait Crags

Northerly panorama from Low Gait Crags (Slight Side to Crinkle Crags)

Green Hole and Bowfell

The Scafells from near High Gait Crags

Zooming in on Scafell

Looking back down the ridge from Pike de Bield Moss

Bowfell with Three Tarns col on the right

Looking up Esk Pike's south ridge from Yeastyrigg Crags. The pointed top on the left is Pike de Bield

Scafell Pike

The Scafells from Pike de Bield's summit

360 Panorama from Pike de Bield's summit

Looking down on the Great Moss from Pike de Bield's summit

Esk Pike's summit from Pike de Bield

Looking towards Great End from the Gerry Charnley Cairn, Esk Pike

Heading for Esk Pike's summit

The Langdale Pikes from Esk Pike's summit

Esk Hause from our descent off Esk Pike

The top of Langstrath from Esk Pike with the Helvellyn ridge on the skyline

Starting our descent to Great Moss and Eskdale from Esk Hause. The pointed peak in the distance is Harter Fell

The path and stream merge in places on the descent from Esk Hause to Great Moss

Looking back up our route towards Esk Hause as we descend to Great Moss

Great Moss from the Esk Hause path

Little Narrowcove with Scafell Pike on the left and Ill Crag on the right

Dow Crag (Esk Buttress)

A rest at Great Moss

Great Moss with Pen in front of Ill Crag on the left and Esk Pike on the right

Great Moss, Scafell Pike, Pen in front of Ill Crag and Esk Hause

Great Moss panorama (Cam Spout Crag to Crinkle Crags)

The River Esk passing Scar Lathing with Crinkle Crags behind

Slight Side from near Damas Dubs

Looking back to Esk Pike, Bowfell and Crinkle Crags

...and Slight Side and the tops of Scafell Pike and Ill Crag from the same spot

Panorama from near Damas Dubs (Slight Side to Crinkle Crags)

Looking across Eskdale to Harter Crag from the top of the Cowcove zig-zags

Descending the Cowcove zig-zags with Hard Knott on the other side of the valley

Scale Bridge crossing Scale Gill, Eskdale

The footbridge across the River Esk at Brotherilkeld with Taw House in the distance

Bowfell from Brotherilkeld, Eskdale

Previous Walk: Eagle Crag and Sergeant's Crag (Fri 6 Apr 2007)

Next Walk: Ullscarf (Sun 8 Apr 2007)

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