Bannerdale Round

Start point: Mungrisdale (NY 361 303)

Mungrisdale – East Ridge – Bannerdale Crags Bowscale Fell East Top on Bowscale Fell – Bowscale Tarn – Bowscale – Mungrisdale

Distance: 7.3 miles     Total Ascent: 607 metres    Time Taken: 3 hours     Start Time: 09:40

Weather: A mixed bag of everything. 12°C

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 Sharp Edge

Start point: Mungrisdale (NY 361 303)

Mungrisdale – Souther Fell – Scales Tarn – Sharp Edge – Blencathra Mungrisdale Common Bannerdale Crags Bowscale Fell East Top on Bowscale FellMungrisdale

Distance: 10.4 miles     Total Ascent: 960 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours 30 minutes

Weather: Sunny and bright. 18oC.

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.