Haycock

Height: 797 metres / 2615 feet Grid reference: NY 14477 10722 Category: The Western Fells

Haycock is the fell I finished my first Wainwright round on 26.4.04.

Blengdale Horseshoe

I knew this would be a long one today so hopefully I would time it right to use the daylight to best advantage. The going over Stockdale Moor is a bit of a trudge to say the least and it seems to go on forever – the highlight was coming over Seatallan to the sunset, it was just fantastic.

Ennerdale Circuit

It’s a good while since I have done a full day walk and today seemed like a good opportunity to do a circuit of lovely Ennerdale. The weather was superb, a bit fresher than of late and the air was clearer for it. It was a great day out amongst my favourite fells and it was relatively quiet up there too, although it was good to chat to StridingEdge fans on Scoat Fell and then on Steeple.

Haycock

The glorious weather continued today and it ended up being really warm once the breeze died down a bit. This was a walk made up as I went along – I knew I wanted to go to Scoat Tarn as I have walked around it but never been down to it, and to Haycock as I haven’t been there for a while. It ended up as a sort of skinny figure of eight on the map and there seemed to be a lot of ups and downs on this walk and there were certainly no paths to follow for the traverse around to Scoat Tarn.

Blengdale Horseshoe

It turned out to be great weather today and it felt very spring like at times, although the wind was cold on the tops. I completed a walk around Blengdale climbing to Caw Fell by the little visited Stockdale Moor, an interesting way to go just to find out exactly what ‘Sampson’s Bratfull’, marked on the map, was! It was very clear today allowing widespread views as far as Scotland and over to the Isle of Man.

Ennerdale Circuit

Today’s walk is a long, high level circuit of the beautiful Ennerdale Valley with virtually the whole route being completed at an elevation in excess of 500m. I have had this one on my list of ‘to do’ walks for a while so it was satisfying to complete the walk on a mainly clear day. The photo’s here actually belie the conditions somewhat as the clouds came in when I was crossing from Haystacks to Pillar and there was an icy blizzard. The snow showers continued to come and go throughout the rest of the walk and conditions remained very cold.

Haycock

Today’s walk is a circuit Ennerdale with the high point being Haycock. I could see the clouds were at a low level when I set off and was in the clag most of the day (again!), although there was a surprise clearing of the mist on Caw Fell.

Haycock

Today’s the day I completed my first round of the Wainwright’s !