Wednesday 19th March 2008
Start point: Overbeck Bridge (NY 168 068)
Bridge - Bell Rib - Great Door -
Yewbarrow - Dore Head -
- Scoat Fell -
Black Crag (Pillar) -
Looking Stead - Black Sails Pass - Wasdale Head
- Overbeck Bridge
Distance: 10.6 miles
Total Ascent: 1313 metres
Time Taken: 5 hours 15 minutes
Weather: Clear and sunny. 8oC.
It was fantastically clear today with views
for miles and miles. Certainly this is one of my favourite
walks, it being quite arduous and rough at all times.
Coupled with a visit to Pillar, my absolute favourite fell
it made for a great day out on the high fells.
Yewbarrow from Overbeck Bridge.
Casper waits further up the steep climb -
Red Pike from the climb to Yewbarrow.
Always a wow moment popping up at Great Door.
Lingmell, Scafell Pike and Scafell at the
head of Wasdale.
Wast Water and The Screes, Burnmoor Tarn to
Kirk Fell and Great Gable from the South Top
The Screes from higher up.
The Scafells from Yewbarrow.
Casperoonals on the North Top of Yewbarrow.
Sty Head above Wasdale.
Red Pike across Dore Head.
Kirk Fell and Great Gable, Mosedale below
from the rough descent from Yewbarrow to Dore Head.
Pillar above Mosedale. Even I make it onto
Red Pike across Dore Head Tarn.
Looking the other way to Kirk Fell and Great
The Chair is a prominent cairn at the
southern end of Red Pike.
The Prince of the Fells on his throne! Below
is Low Tarn with Middle Fell and Seatallan beyond.
Haycock across Scoat Tarn.
The view from The Chair is magnificent.
Scoat Fell and Red Pike up to the right.
Close-up on The Scafells.
Casper enjoys the view from Red Pike into
The Isle of Man across the Irish Sea.
Scoat Fell from the summit of Red Pike. There
NOTE - don't know what happened to the rest,
the file became corrupted so I have put the photos back on
but no captions for now. If you read this, please remind me
to do it!