Green Pikes

Height: 411 metres / 1350 feet Grid reference: SD 23630 95088 Category: The Outlying Fells

Scafell and Scafell Pike from Green Pike

Scafell and Scafell Pike from Green Pike

Rock formations on Green Pikes

Rock formations on Green Pikes

Caw

Start point: Seathwaite, Dunnerdale (SD 228 960)

Seathwaite – Park Head Road – Stickle Tarn – Stickle Pike (OF) Caw (OF) Pikes (OF) Green Pikes (OF) –  Seathwaite

Distance: 7 miles     Total Ascent: 700 metres     Time Taken: 5 hours

Weather: Cool and clear. 4°C

Today I met up with Roger and Ann Hiley and their two dogs for a walk to Stickle Pike and Caw from Seathwaite in the Duddon Valley. The weather was almost unbelievably different to the wet and windy weather we have experienced over the last week or so as it was cool and clear. The views were superb from everywhere today; if only it would stay like this for a while!

Caw

Start point: Seathwaite, Dunnerdale (SD 228 960)

Seathwaite – Park Head Road – Caw (OF) Pikes (OF) Green Pikes (OF) –  Seathwaite

Distance: 4.1 miles     Total Ascent: 532 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 40 minutes

Weather: Grey and overcast. 12oC.

This morning’s walk was part of the Wainwright Society’s celebratory week commemorating 50 years since the first publication of the famous ‘Pictorial Guides’. The Great Lakeland Challenge records the ascent of all 214 Wainwright fells and 56 ‘Outlying Fell’ walks in one week by Society members who have nominated their choice. I chose Caw as it commands an outstanding view along the Duddon Valley and it has a great pyramidal shape when viewed from the valley below.

Unfortunately, it was a bit of a grey day today and the clarity of last week has gone although it is still felt chilly on the tops. This walk follows Wainwright’s Caw chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 120.

Caw

Start point: Seathwaite, Dunnerdale (SD 228 960)

Seathwaite – Park Head Road – Caw (OF) Pikes (OF) Green Pikes (OF) –  Seathwaite

Weather: Mainly dull and with rain and strong winds towards the end.

Well, the high winds of last night dropped by lunchtime and the skies were blue (sometimes!) so I managed to fit in a quick walk this afternoon. Today’s walk follows Wainwright’s Caw chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 120. The pyramid of Caw is recognisable from many other places in the Lake District and really deserves to be included in the full Wainwright list – whatever, it is still worth a visit.

Caw and the Dunnerdale Fells

Start point: Stephenson Ground (SD 235 931)

Stephenson Ground – Green Pikes (OF) – Pikes (40) – Caw (41) (OF) – Brock Barrow (42) – Fox Haw (43) – Raven’s Crag (44) – Carter Ground – Stephenson Ground

Weather: Overcast turning to drizzle.

A short walk this morning over another almost undiscovered jewel – Caw and the Dunnerdale Fells. It is not often you can walk completely alone for miles, especially during half term, but this was the case today.