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Wednesday 18th May 2005

Start point: Seathwaite, Dunnerdale (SD 228 960)

Seathwaite - Park Head Road - Caw (OF) - Pikes (OF) - Green Pikes (OF) -  Seathwaite

Distance: 4.1 miles     Total Ascent: 532 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 40 minutes

Weather: Grey and overcast. 12oC.

Route Map

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 summit.

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.

White Pike.

The beautiful pyramid of Caw from Ulpha in the Duddon Valley.

Ulpha Bridge.

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