The Scafells

Start point: Brackenclose (NY 182 074)

Brackenclose – Brown Tongue – Scafell PikeIll CragBroad CragGreat End (and return) – Mickledore – Hollow Stones – Brackenclose

Distance: 7.5 miles     Total Ascent: 1247 metres     Time Taken: 6 hours     Start Time: 06:45

Weather: Sunny above the clouds. 3oC

With the ridge of high pressure sitting over the Lake District and the persistent fog at lower levels there was a very good chance there would be a temperature inversion today which fortunately proved to be correct. I set off early from Brackenclose to try and catch the sunrise from the roof of England and I am glad I did, it was a fantastic morning to have the highest peaks in the land all to myself with some stunning views.

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