Wednesday 26th May 2010
Greendale (NY 144
Middle Fell -
Greendale Tarn -
Seatallan - Cat
Glade How -
Joss Naylor Cairn
Distance: 6 miles
Total Ascent: 785 metres
Time Taken: 5 hours 30 minutes
Start Time: 10:15
Weather: Generally overcast, some
sunny spell and showers. 13oC
Today was the day of the StridingEdge.net
summer 2010 walk around Greendale. I chose a date earlier
than usual to try and capture some 'guaranteed' decent
weather for it, however that didn't quite materialise! That
aside, it was an enjoyable walk with great company and it
was good to be able to chat to followers of the site. Up on
Buckbarrow, the icing on the cake was bumping into the
legendary Joss Naylor who was taking his dogs for a stroll!
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Buckbarrow from the start of the climb to
Onward and upward for the group.
Buckbarrow from Middle Fell.
The summit of Middle Fell.
The massed ranks of the StridingEdge walking
party on Middle Fell. There are at least one and a half dogs
missing in this photo!
The weather rapidly closed in whilst we were
on Middle Fell with Seatallan up to the left now covered by
cloud. Here, Casper leads the way.
...a suitable place for a lunch stop.
After lunch, it was onwards once more to
Yewbarrow and The Scafells from the climb.
No, it's definitely not that way.
The only glimpse of Great Gable and Kirk Fell
It is a steep climb to Seatallan.
Haycock and Scoat Fell from the northern end
Casper and Dougal have a rest. Who are all
those people? wonders Dougal.
The Scafells were in and out of the clouds.
Heading to the cairn on Cat Bields from
Cat Bields. It was around this time we had a
shower and heard the thunder rumbling. Later it was reported
that four walkers had been struck by lightning further north
in Buttermere and in Borrowdale.
Sunshine on Glade How looking back to Cat
On the summit of Buckbarrow we bumped into
the legendary fell runner Joss Naylor who stopped for a
chat. I asked him about the nearby cairn that has become
known as the 'Joss Naylor Cairn' and he told me that it was
on the site of an ancient cairn and there was reputedly a
Portrait of a legend.
The Joss Naylor Cairn looking to Middle Fell.
Looking the other way to Wast Water.
Heading back to Greendale.
Wast Water and The Screes.
A panoramic view of Wast Water and the
Screes. Select on the image to see a larger version.
Greendale Gill. The path used to climb Middle
Fell earlier is clear to see from here.
Greendale Gill from further down.
Casper and Dougal get a well earned drink in
Greendale Gill, Middle Fell behind.
We got a well earned drink in The Screes (the pub not the
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