Bowscale Fell

Height: 702 metres / 2303 feet Grid reference: NY 33343 30541 Category: The Northern Fells

Birkett lists two tops on Bowscale Fell, the East Top and the main top

East Top on Bowscale Fell

Height 702 metres/2303 feet     Grid […]

Bannerdale Crags

Today we had a walk up the east ridge of Bannerdale Crags. The views weren’t so great and neither are the photos but the fresh air and the silence was. This route will feature in Trail magazine in the August edition.

Bannerdale Round

It seemed a lot cooler and fresher today than of late for a walk to Bannerdale Crags and I was confident of the weather clearing as I set of from Mungrisdale in the rain. The weather was a right old mixture of rain and hail showers, strong wind and sunshine. The climb to Bannerdale Crags following the east ridge is highly recommended with a nice scramble on the upper section.

Blencathra via Scales Fell

There was a mighty cold and icy wind up on the top of Blencathra today and there was a fresh dusting of snow. The wind and ice were strong enough to keep me off Sharp Edge, that can wait until another day. To the south there was a big cloud build up and the way it lay right across the tops and kept changing made an intriguing backdrop throughout the walk.

Blencathra via Sharp Edge

It was an early start again today, climbing Souther Fell with the sun rising across the low lying mist. By the time I reached Scales Tarn for the start of the climb of Sharp Edge, the sun was shining and the weather was glorious with lovely clear views all around; a glorious walk on a glorious day.

Back O’ Skiddaw

Today’s walk was a long circuit of the quiet fells known as ‘The Back o’ Skiddaw’. The weather was very pleasant, not as hot and muggy as it has been recently with a slight, welcome, cooling breeze. The views were absolutely superb at times and I was glad I chose today to do this long walk. The only problem was I forgot my food and 26 miles is a long way without any fuel…