Hesk Fell and The Pike

Thu 27 Jun 2002

Route: Birker Fell road - Hesk Fell - The Pike - contour round the northeast flank of Hesk Fell - Birker Fell road

Distance: 4.75 miles

Ascent: 1,100ft

Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

With: Anne


A windy evening.

We followed A. Wainwright's 'Hesk Fell' walk in his book 'The Outlying Fells of Lakeland' [page 140].

There is now a LIVE electric fence running across the northeast flank of Hesk Fell. There was a stile over it on the way up but we did not find one on our return. The result of F&M?

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The Wasdale and Eskdale skylines from the climb up Hesk Fell

The Eskdale skyline from higher up Hesk Fell

The Eskdale skyline from Hesk Fell's summit

Black Combe, Buck Barrow and Whitfell from Hesk Fell's summit

The Dow Crag, Walna Scar, Caw ridge from the southeast ridge of Hesk Fell

Looking south to The Pike from Hesk Fell

The Pike's summit

Looking down on Ulpha and the Duddon Valley from The Pike's summit

Great Worm Crag from the contour round Hesk Fell

Hesk Pike from the Birker Fell road, Woodend Farm junction

Previous Walk: Loughrigg Fell (Tue 25 Jun 2002)

Next Walk: The Greenburn Round (Sat 29 Jun 2002)

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