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Wednesday 10th December 2008

Start point: Kirkstone Pass (NY 401 080)

Kirkstone Pass - Red Screes - Smallthwaite Band - Middle Dodd - Kirkstone Pass

Distance: 2.4 miles     Total Ascent: 480 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 30 minutes

Weather: Sunny spells, icy wind. 3oC.

Route Map

It is four years since I have been up Red Screes so I thought it was high time I paid a visit again, similarly with Middle Dodd. Of course, I should really have come here a week or two ago when I went to Hart Crag but the weather was ferocious and put me off that day. What a day today though, fantastic clarity and views.

Red Screes from Kirkstone Pass.

Climbing the path to Red Screes.

Icicles.

Raven Crag.

Looking back down the climb, the Kirkstone Pass road below.

Wonder where Red Screes got its name? This is the steep climb to the top.

Looking back from the top of the scree run with a glimpse of Windermere.

Caudale Moor from the summit plateau.

The summit of Red Screes.

All clear to the west over the frozen summit tarn.

In fact, clear everywhere here looking towards Helvellyn.

The summit of Red Screes.

The Scafells.

The Coniston fells.

Casper has a look at Wansfell and Windermere.

Stunning visibility on the summit.

Sunlight on the tarn.

Smallthwaite Band leading to Middle Dodd with Brothers Water and Place Fell beyond.

Caudale Moor and High Street.

Brothers Water, Place Fell and Angletarn Pikes beyond Middle Dodd.

The Helvellyn range from Middle Dodd.

It was really windy on the tops again today, as modelled by Casper.

Heading back to Red Screes from Middle Dodd.

Back on the summit.

The view to England's finest.

Caudale Moor and the Kirkstone Pass road beneath.

The Kent Estuary glowing bright in the sunshine.

The Kirkstone Pass Inn and the car park.

Red Screes from the Kirkstone Pass road.

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