Friday 23rd March 2012
Steel End (NY
Steel End - North Ridge -
Steel Fell -
Rake Crags - Wyth Burn Valley - Steel End
Distance: 2.9 miles
Total Ascent: 366 metres
Time Taken: 1 hour
Start Time: 10:45
Weather: Sunny and warm but hazy. 15oC
Time was in short supply today but the
weather was far too good to miss this direct walk to Steel Fell climbing
the north ridge. It was really warm but very hazy so the views weren't
so far reaching - nice to feel warm sunshine on my back today though.
Steel Fell in mono.
Looking across to Helvellyn.
Dougal finds the path to climb the north ridge of Steel
Looking back down to Steel End (the farm has changed it's
name to West Head now).
Dollywaggon Pike and Birkside Gill across the main road.
Thirlmere from the north ridge and a line of haziness
Looking back down the steep north ridge, Nethermost and
Dollywaggon Pikes opposite.
...and again from higher up.
At the top of the north ridge.
The incline suddenly becomes much gentler en route to the
summit. Casper finds the best way to cross the fence whilst
Hot Dogs - the scissors are being sharpened for Casper
and Dougal as I type!
The summit of Steel Fell looking across to Dollywaggon
Pike, St. Sunday, Fairfield and Seat Sandal.
Following the fence along the ridge to Calf Crag, beyond
is Greenup Edge where I walked on Monday. I made up today's walk as I
went along and opted for the quick descent route following the fence
down from the corner in this photo.
Casper ponders the route.
Nab Crags and the Wyth Burn valley - and the steep
descent. Dougal continues his favourite pastime of sheep watching.
Into the sun, looking back at the route of descent.
A final view back into Wyth Burn before the return to
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