Irton Pike and Miterdale Forest

Sat 13 Dec 2003

Route: Irton Road Station - Miterdale Forest - Irton Pike - Plumgarth - Irton Road Station

Distance: 5.25 miles

Ascent: 850ft

Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

With: Anne


Overcast, gloomy but dry.

We followed A. Wainwright's 'Irton Pike' walk in his book 'The Outlying Fells of Lakeland' [page 182] but took the footpath to Plumgarth to avoid part of the road walk at the end.

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Irton Road Station on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Great Bank seen from a felled section of Miterdale Forest

Ascending through the felled section, Miterdale Forest

The path through the upper woodland, Miterdale Forest

View from the ridge, Buckbarrow with Seatallan behind in the cloud

Irton Pike

Wastwater and the ridge to Whin Rigg (The Screes) with Yewbarrow (top in cloud) on the left

Wasdale from near the top of Irton Pike

Irton Pike summit

Descending back down through the forest, off Irton Pike

Bower House Inn

Previous Walk: Black Crag and Tarn Hows (Thu 11 Dec 2003)

Next Walk: Pillar (Sun 14 Dec 2003)

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