Tuesday 26th July 2011
Start point: Cockley Beck (NY
Cockley Beck -
High Gait Crags - Yeastyrigg Crags
Pike de Bield -
Esk Pike - Ore Gap -
Bowfell - Three Tarns
Shelter Crags -
Crinkle Crags -
Adam-a-Cove - Moasdale - Cockley Beck
Distance: 9.3 miles
Total Ascent: 1013 metres
Time Taken: 5 hours 15 minutes
Start Time: 06:40
Weather: Sunny spells, warm. 19oC
Today's weather promised much but ended
up being a mixed bag with clouds swirling in and out throughout the
walk. Despite this it was really still and warm and very clear making it
a good day to explore this quiet and remote area at the head of Eskdale.
Heading into Moasdale it looks like a promising
Looking back to Grey Friar across Cockley Beck.
First sight of the Scafells. Mmm, they look quite
Gateway to heaven.
A great sheet of cloud was moving across from the east
by the time I reached the head of Moasdale, Esk Pike and Bowfell ahead.
The route to Esk Pike is along the central ridge via
High Gait Crags and Pike de Bield Moss.
Crossing Lingcove Beck.
Scafell Pike, Broad Crag and Ill Crag from Low Gait
Pike de Bield Moss, the route to Esk Pike via the
The heads of state - Scafell and Scafell Pike.
Long Green reflection.
Scafell in sunshine now.
Dougal and Casper on High Gait Crags.
Scafell Pike and Pen.
Scafell Pikes reflected.
On the summit of Pike de Bield. It was interesting to
see how the clouds were forming around Scafell as I climbed.
The route to Esk Pike from Pike de Bield, clear for
now but by the
time I got there it was enveloped by clouds.
Looking through the mist to Bowfell, right.
Smoking fells in mono.
Langstrath from Esk Pike.
Skiddaw and Derwent Water across Glaramara.
The clouds swirling around Scafell Pike.
Angle Tarn and Rossett Pike from the descent to Ore
A panoramic view across Ore Gap to Esk Pike from the
climb to Bowfell.
Looking northwards from Bowfell, that way looks to be
the clearest today, from Grasmoor to Skiddaw.
The summit of Bowfell.
The Langdale Pikes beyond The Great Slab of Flat
Crinkle Crags through there somewhere.
Shelter Crags and Crinkle Crags from the descent to Three Tarns...and there are three
tarns again too!
Bowfell from the climb to Shelter Crags.
Shelter Crags and Bowfell from the fifth Crinkle,
Hell Gill, The Band and Great Langdale.
Clearing over the Scafells once more but Dougal is too
busy planning our route to look. The central darker ridge is the one
used to climb Esk Pike.
The first and second Crinkle from the third.
Crinkle Crags and Bowfell from Long Top, the summit of
Dougal and Casper summit Crinkle Crags.
Crinkle Crags Tarn, at 854m it is the highest tarn in
the Lake District and in England.
At the foot of the Bad Step.
Great Langdale and Pike o' Blisco, Windermere beyond.
Dougal slides down Adam-a-Cove.
Esk Pike and Yeastyrigg Gill.
Back into Moasdale looking at Bowfell and Crinkle
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