Wednesday 13th July 2005
Start point: Bowscale
(NY 358 317)
Bowscale - Bowscale Tarn
East Top on Bowscale Fell
Mungrisdale Common - Cloven Stone -
Skiddaw Lesser Man
Skiddaw Little Man
Whitewater Dash -
Little Lingy Hill
Great Lingy Hill
- Mungrisdale - Bowscale
Distance: 25.8 miles
Total Ascent: 2447 metres
Time Taken: 10 hours 50 minutes
Weather: Sunny and warm with a slight
Today's walk was a long circuit of the
quiet fells known as 'The Back o' Skiddaw'. The weather was very
pleasant, not as hot and muggy as it has been recently with a slight,
welcome, cooling breeze. The views were absolutely superb at times and I
was glad I chose today to do this long walk. The only problem was I
forgot my food and 26 miles is a long way without any fuel...
There were so many photo's taken today,
I've split the walk into two, the link to the second half is at the
bottom of this page.
Early morning light on Carrock Fell. This was to be the
last fell of the walk, some 11 long hours later.
Looking along the Mosedale valley.
Bowscale Tarn, keeper of two immortal fish so legend has
it and mentioned by Wordsworth in his poem 'Song at the Feast of
Brougham Castle', 1807.
'...And both the undying fish that swim, Through Bowscale
Tarn did wait on him, The pair were servants of his eye, In their
immortality, They moved about in open sight, To and fro, for his
Strange light and a band of thick low lying cloud to the
south from Bowscale Fell's subsidiary east top.
The north western fells seen between Blencathra and
Blencathra from Bannerdale Crags.
Skiddaw across the summit tarn on Blencathra.
The summit of Blencathra.
Skiddaw from that most derided of Wainwright fells (for
not being a true summit), Mungrisdale Common.
Lonscale Fell from Mungrisdale Common. It was a sharp
drop off from Blencathra down to Mungrisdale Common then an incredibly steep
pull to get back up onto Lonscale Fell via Burnt Horse.
Great Calva from the climb to Lonscale Fell.
The view from Lonscale Pike, the east peak of Lonscale
Fell. In the centre is High Rigg with Tewet Tarn visible and Thirlmere
here to see the second part of the
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