Wednesday 8th February 2012
Kiln Bank Cross
(SD 215 933)
Kiln Bank Cross - Park Head Road - Long Mire
- Park Head Road - Kiln Bank Cross
Distance: 3.5 miles
Total Ascent: 300 metres
Time Taken: 1 hour 20 minutes
Start Time: 12:00
I think I struck lucky with the weather
today - the prediction was for an inversion but that didn't seem
particularly likely as I could see the fell tops through grey gloom and
it was windy but as I started walking the sky began to clear. It was
certainly cold and there was a strong wind as well making the
temperature well below zero up there.
The Park Head Road below; Caw, today's objective, can
be seen above the crags in the foreground.
Following the frozen track.
The Duddon Valley.
Caw looked so inviting from here, the summit lit up by
Looking back towards Hesk Fell from the climb.
A frozen view to the Duddon Estuary.
The Coniston fells from Caw.
The frozen Duddon Valley below.
The icy summit of Caw.
It was windier than you might have thought up here as
my two able companions demonstrate - and that means it was incredibly
cold...not a place to hang around for too long today.
The Duddon Estuary from the summit.
Looking the other way.
It looks oh so cold on this photo.
Casper and Dougal look down on Seathwaite and the
Duddon Valley with a fine view to Pillar and the Scafells, Harter Fell
in the foreground.
The summit from the descent.
Looking across a frozen pool.
...and how it looked the other way across the same
The route of descent (the wall below is the one in the
third photo, above), Stickle Pike to the left.
A panoramic view of Caw.
Heading back along the Park Head Road, Stickle Pike
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