Start point: Overbeck Bridge (NY 168 068)
Overbeck Bridge – Bell Rib – Great Door – Yewbarrow – Dore Head – Red Pike – Scoat Fell – Steeple –Black Crag (Pillar) – Pillar – Looking Stead – Black Sails Pass – Kirk Fell – Wasdale Head – Overbeck Bridge
Distance: 11.6 miles Total Ascent: 2454 metres Time Taken: 6 hours
Weather: Sultry, but very windy on the latter tops. 24oC.
It was a funny old day today, weather-wise. When I set off from Overbeck Bridge, it was raining and showers continued over Yewbarrow with the odd ominous rumble of thunder. When the rain stopped, it became very hazy and warm and by the time I got to Pillar it was sunny, but with gale force winds which were present until I got back to valley level where it became almost unbearably hot. Angus and Casper were resplendent with new summer haircuts – it takes years off Angus, I think. It was quite an arduous round this one – a new one for Casper as it was very rocky with a few scrambles, Angus of course, took it all in his stride.