Monday 26th February 2007
Start point: Greendale (NY
Greendale - Blengdale Forest - Sampson's Bratfull - Stockdale
Caw Fell -
Little Gowder Crag -
Haycock - Pots of
Middle Fell -
Distance: 12 miles
Total Ascent: 1150 metres
Time Taken: 5 hours 30 minutes
Weather: Clear with a cool breeze. 10oC.
It turned out to be great weather today
and it felt very spring like at times, although the wind was cold on the
tops. I completed a walk around Blengdale climbing to Caw Fell by the
little visited Stockdale Moor, an interesting way to go just to find out
exactly what 'Sampson's Bratfull', marked on the map, was! It was very
clear today allowing widespread views as far as Scotland and over to the
Isle of Man.
Early (ish) morning in Wasdale.
Buckbarrow from further along the road.
Here's a view that won't be like this for long looking
at the recently planted trees in the foreground; Haycock and Seatallan
from Blengdale Forest.
Haycock, Scoat Fell and Seatallan from the Sergeant
Ford crossing of the River Bleng.
Sampson's Bratfull - stones dropped from the apron of
a giant as he strode across the moor, so legend has it. It is the site
of an ancient barrow, the area being littered with antiquities and signs
of ancient settlements. This view is looking to Ponsonby Fell.
Seatallan from Stockdale Moor.
...and again, the Scafells now coming into view.
Angus and Casper take a breather on the summit of Caw
Fell with Pillar, Steeple and Scoat Fell to the left of Little Gowder Crag, centre, and Haycock to the right.
Heading for Little Gowder Crag, a really cold wind
blowing across here now.
A glimpse of Ennerdale Water and Ennerdale from
Haycock, the wall leading from Little Gowder Crag.
Steeple and Scoat Fell from Haycock, Pillar just
visible above the wall at the top of Scoat Fell.
Red Pike above Scoat Tarn with the Scafells beyond.
Steeple from Haycock.
Looking across Ennerdale from Haycock to Herdus and
the Loweswater Fells, Scottish mountains clearly visible today across
the Solway Firth.
Red Pike and Scoat Tarn.
Another breather for these two on Haycock.
Blengdale - the ridge walked so far is to the right
from the forest.
The best view is the other way Angus!
The Scafell range from Haycock - Great End with a
touch of snow lingering, Broad Crag, Scafell Pike, Scafell and Slight
Haycock across Pots of Ashness at the start of the steep climb to
Great Gable flanked by Kirk Fell and Yewbarrow from Seatallan.
Caw Fell and Haycock above Stockdale Head.
Casper on Seatallan.
The view to the west from Seatallan.
Middle Fell, the next objective, and Greendale Tarn.
Scafell from Middle Fell.
Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Scafell.
Kirk Fell and Great Gable across Yewbarrow.
Angus and Casper on Middle Fell.
Lingmell and the Scafells at the head of Wast Water.
A bit blowy again for Angus on Middle Fell, Yewbarrow
and Great Gable beyond.
Blue sky over the Scafells from the descent of Middle
The Screes across Wast Water looking colourful.
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