Wastwater Screes

Sun 27 Aug 2006

Route: Brackenclose, Wasdale - Illgill Head - Whin Rigg - east side of Greathall Gill - Wastwater Screes - Wastwater - Brackenclose

Distance: 8.50 miles

Ascent: 2,050ft

Time: 5 hours 10 minutes

With: Anne


Overcast to start but cloud breaking at times. Rain showers as we headed along the screes

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Illgill Head from near Brackenclose

Kirk Fell on the left and Lingmell on the right from the Wasdale Head to Boot (Eskdale) old corpse road

Burnmoor Tarn with the slopes of Great How and the pointed tops of Harter Fell and Caw behind from the ascent of Illgill Head

Yewbarrow from Illgill Head

Wasdale Head from Illgill Head

Northerly panorama from Illgill Head

Great Gable, Lingmell and the Scafells (in cloud) from Illgill Head's summit cairn at the 604m spot height and not the 609m one

Looking down on Wastwater from the Illgill Head to Whin Rigg ridge

Looking back towards Illgill Head from the ascent of Whin Rigg

Northerly panorama from Whin Rigg's summit

Wastwater from the descent by Greathall Gill

The start of The Screes path

The Wastwater Screes

Looking across Wastwater to Middle Fell

Wastwater Screes

The Wastwater Screes

The Wastwater Screes

The Wastwater Screes

Yewbarrow from The Screes 'path'

Looking across Wastwater to Yewbarrow

Lingmell, Pikes Crag (Scafell Pike) seen just to the left of Green How and Scafell

Kirk Fell and Great Gable from near Wasdale Head Hall Farm

Looking across Wastwater to the hardest section of The Screes

Looking up Wastwater towards Wasdale Head

Previous Walk: Greendale Tarn and Middle Fell (Sat 26 Aug 2006)

Next Walk: Fairfield from Grasmere (Mon 28 Aug 2006)

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