Tuesday 14th June 2011
Kirkstone Pass (NY 401 080)
Kirkstone Pass - Kilnshaw Chimney -
Red Screes - Smallthwaite Band -
- Kirkstone Pass
Distance: 2.4 miles
Total Ascent: 480 metres
Time Taken: 1 hour 30 minutes
Start Time: 11:10
Weather: Beautiful sunshine. 18oC
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?!).
Dogs a-blur looking for Kilnshaw Chimney.
Which way do you think?
At the foot of the Chimney - who put those flamin'
Dougal leads the way closely followed by Casper.
Mono view from Kilnshaw Chimney.
The view from the top.
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
Caudale Moor from Red Screes.
Looking the other way, to Ill Bell.
The Ill Bell ridge from the tarn just below the
The Kirkstone Inn looks busy below looking to Wansfell
Red Screes from the car park.
The Kirk Stone.
Later, on the way home...
The Langdale Pikes and the Langdale Boulders.
Bog Cotton at Blea Tarn.
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