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Tuesday 14th June 2011

Start point: Kirkstone Pass (NY 401 080)

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

Distance: 2.4 miles     Total Ascent: 480 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 30 minutes     Start Time: 11:10

Weather: Beautiful sunshine. 18oC

Route Map

Out of the blue almost, a perfect summer day at last. I managed a relatively quick scramble up to Red Screes via Kilnshaw Chimney (note - it's a scramble up that way, not a walk) and then headed out to Middle Dodd. It was a perfect day to be on the fells today, not too hot, not too cold but just right (a Goldilocks day?!).

Red Screes.

Dogs a-blur looking for Kilnshaw Chimney.

Which way do you think?

At the foot of the Chimney - who put those flamin' nettles there?

Dougal leads the way closely followed by Casper.

Mono view from Kilnshaw Chimney.

The view from the top.

Windermere.

It's gone a bit cloudy now on the top of Red Screes.

A panoramic view from the summit.

Looking west to the Coniston fells over the summit tarn and wind shelter.

Looking towards Helvellyn from the summit.

They were queuing up to get to Middle Dodd down Smallthwaite Band today...well, those two were anyway.

Looking back to Red Screes.

Sunshine once more on Middle Dodd.

Casper and Dougal on Middle Dodd, Place Fell and Brothers Water beyond.

Middle Dodd panorama.

St. Sunday and Helvellyn from Middle Dodd.

Heading back to Red Screes.

Looking back to Middle Dodd from the climb back up to Red Screes.

Caudale Moor from Red Screes.

Looking the other way, to Ill Bell.

The Ill Bell ridge from the tarn just below the summit.

The Kirkstone Inn looks busy below looking to Wansfell and Windermere.

Red Screes from the car park.

The Kirk Stone.

Kirkstone Pass.

Later, on the way home...

Loughrigg Tarn.

The Langdale Pikes and the Langdale Boulders.

Bog Cotton at Blea Tarn.

Blea Tarn.

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