Stybarrow Dodd plus from Glenridding

Thu 2 Feb 2012

Route: Glenridding village - Glenridding Dodd - Heron Pike - Sheffield Pike - Nick Head - Glencoyne Head - Hart Side - White Stones (Green Side) - Stybarrow Dodd - Sticks Pass - Raise - White Side - Glenridding (Greenside Road) - Glenridding village

Distance: 10.25 miles

Ascent: 3,575ft

Time: 5 hours 30 minutes

With: On own


Blue sky and sunshine with a bit of cloud building. Hardly any wind. Lots of snow underfoot.

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Looking up Glenridding to Raise from the lower slopes of Glenridding Dodd

Down on Glenridding

Gowbarrow Fell and Ullswater with the snowy North Pennines in the far distance from Glenridding Dodd's summit

Birkhouse Moor, Catstycam, top of Helvellyn Lower Man, White Side and Raise from Glenridding Dodd's summit

Heron Pike, Sheffield Pike's east ridge from Glenridding Dodd

Ullswater and Glenridding Dodd from the start of the east ridge

Towards Catstycam

Looking back down the east ridge to Glenridding Dodd

Ullswater and the North Pennines from Heron Pike

Looking towards Sheffield Pike's summit

Sheffield Pike summit

The two sides of the boundary stone in Sheffield Pike's summit cairn

Catstycam to Raise

The way ahead round Glencoyne Head

The snow was deep in places

Looking back to Sheffield Pike with the Far Eastern fells behind


Great and Little Mell Fells and the North Pennines from Hart Side's summit

Stybarrow Dodd with the top of Raise sticking out about White Stones on the far left from Hart Side

Raise with its ski tow, working today

Looking back to Hart Side as I head up Stybarrow Dodd

Skiddaw and Blencathra from Stybarrow Dodd's summit

Towards Bowfell, the Scafells and Great Gable, to name a few, from Stybarrow Dodd

Looking east to Sheffield Pike and the far eastern fells from the descent to Sticks Pass

Raise's summit cairn

Over High Seat to the north western fells

Southwest towards Scafell Pike and Great Gable

Catstycam, Helvellyn, Lower Man and the top of White Side from Raise

The ridge up Helvellyn Lower Man on the left and White Side, summit on the right

North to Skiddaw, but no snow on High Rigg, from White Side

Looking back to Raise from White Side, I'm heading for the path that can just be made out across the centre of the photo, time to head down

The White Side track

Greenside mines and Sheffield Pike as I head back to Glenridding

Previous Walk: Latrigg (Sun 29 Jan 2012)

Next Walk: Fells around the foot of Thirlmere (Sat 4 Feb 2012)

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