Dove Crag from Ambleside

Thu 29 Jan 2004

Route: Ambleside - Nook Lane - Low Sweden Bridge - Low Pike - High Pike - Dove Crag - Scandale Pass - Scandale - High Sweden Bridge - Ambleside

Distance: 10.00 miles

Ascent: 2,500ft

Time: 3 hours 55 minutes

With: On Own


Snow on the fells, broken cloud and sunshine, a strong wind on the ridge

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Rydal Water and the Langdales from the ridge

The Coniston Fells

Looking back south to Windermere from near Low Pike's summit

Little Hart Crag and the head of Scandale

High Pike from Low Pike's summit with Great Rigg and Fairfield on the left and Little Hart Crag on the right

High Pike, just follow the wall

Looking back to Low Pike and Windermere from the climb up High Pike

The far eastern fells from High Pike's summit

The view west from High Pike's summit

The wall to Dove Crag from High Pike

The Coniston and Langdale fells from the ridge

Snow drift, High Pike to Dove Crag ridge

Harter Fell, Pike O'Blisco, Crinkle Crags, Harrison Stickle & Pavey Ark with Bowfell behind and the Scafells partly hidden by cloud

The Coniston and Langdale Fells from Dove Crag's summit

Westerly panorama from Dove Crag's summit

The High Street ridge from Dove Crag

High Street, Caudale Moor and Middle Dodd leading to Red Screes with Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke behind

Easterly panorama from Dove Crag

Dovedale, Brothers Water and the far eastern fells from the descent off Dove Crag towards Little Hart Crag

Dove Crag

Looking down Scandale

Scandale Pass, Low Pike and High Pike

Looking back up Scandale to Little Hart Crag

Looking down Scandale towards Windermere

High Sweden Bridge

The two arms of the Fairfield horseshoe: the Heron Pike, Great Rigg ridge and the Low Pike, High Pike ridge

Previous Walk: Helvellyn via Striding and Swirral Edges (Sun 25 Jan 2004)

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