Sat 17 Jan 2004

Route: Scales - Scale Fell - Blencathra - Gategill Fell Top - Knowe Crags - Blease Fell - above Threlkeld - Scales

Distance: 6.00 miles

Ascent: 2,250ft

Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

With: Anne


Snow on the ground, top in cloud most of time

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The view west as we head out of Scales. No snow in the valley

Souther Fell

Looking back down on the A66 with Great Mell Fell top left

Great Mell Fell

Looking up Scale Fell with Doddick Fell the ridge on the left and Blencthra summit half in cloud above

Blencathra's summit briefly out of cloud

St. John's in the Vale from the ascent of Scale Fell

Heading up Scale Fell. The top was in cloud when we reached it

Looking across to Sharp Edge

Looking down on Gategill Fell during a break in the cloud

Thirlmere just visible during another break in the cloud

Snow and blue sky, what more could you ask for?

Knowe Crags

...and then the cloud came in again, Blencathra

St John's in the Vale and Thirlmere

Looking back to Gategill Fell Top from Blease Fell

No views of Skiddaw today

Derwent Water, the north western fells and a snow free Latrigg

St John's in the Vale, Thirlmere, High Rigg and Tewet Tarn

Derwent Water from the descent off Blease Fell

Looking down on Threlkeld

The path under Hall's Fell as we head back to Scales

Previous Walk: Walla Crag (Sun 11 Jan 2004)

Next Walk: Brock Crags, Angle Tarn and Angletarn Pikes (Sun 18 Jan 2004)

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