Wednesday 18th May 2005
Start point: Seathwaite,
Dunnerdale (SD 228 960)
Seathwaite - Park Head Road -
Distance: 4.1 miles
Total Ascent: 532 metres
Time Taken: 1 hour 40 minutes
Weather: Grey and overcast. 12oC.
This morning's walk was part of the
Wainwright Society's celebratory week commemorating 50 years since the
first publication of the famous 'Pictorial Guides'.
The Great Lakeland Challenge records
the ascent of all 214 Wainwright fells and 56 'Outlying Fell' walks in
one week by Society members who have nominated their choice. I chose Caw
as it commands an outstanding view along the Duddon Valley and it has a
great pyramidal shape when viewed from the valley below.
Unfortunately, it was a bit of a grey day
today and the clarity of last week has gone although it is still felt
chilly on the tops. This walk follows Wainwright's Caw chapter in his
book 'The Outlying Fells of Lakeland', page 120.
Elevation profile of the walk.
3D image of the walk route.
Seathwaite from Park Head Road.
The Duddon Valley and Harter Fell along
Park Head Road, the old quarry road used in ascent. In the distance are
Esk Pike, Bow Fell and the Crinkle Crags.
Old Level, Caw Quarry.
The Duddon Estuary from Caw.
Caw, from Pikes.
The view north from Green Pikes. Select
on the photo for a full size version.
Harter Fell from Green Pikes.
Rock formations on Green Pikes.
The beautiful pyramid of Caw from Ulpha
in the Duddon Valley.
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