Pike de Bield

Height: 810 metres / 2657 feet Grid reference: NY 23601 06841

Scafell Pike from Pike de Bield

Scafell Pike from Pike de Bield

Esk Pike

Start Point: Cockley Beck (NY 246 016)

Cockley Beck – Moasdale – Lingcove Beck – High Gait Crags – Yeastyrigg Crags – Pike de BieldEsk Pike – Ore Gap – Bowfell – Three Tarns – Shelter CragsCrinkle CragsStonesty PikeLittle Stand – Ulpha Fell – Cockley Beck

Distance: 9 miles     Total Ascent: 1013 metres     Time Taken: 6 hours     Start Time: 07:30

Weather: Lovely, 21°C

It was perfect summer weather for a walk up to Esk Pike from Cockley Beck – this is definitely the quiet way to do these fells and I didn’t see anyone until 3 Tarns and then one or two on Crinkle Crags. By the end I was completely boiled, but hey – not complaining! This walk will feature in Trail magazine later this year.

Esk Pike Map

Bowfell

Start point: Cockley Beck (NY 246 017)

Cockley Beck – Moasdale Lingcove Beck –  High Gait Crags – Yeastyrigg Crags Pike de BieldEsk Pike – Ore Gap – Bowfell – Three TarnsShelter CragsCrinkle Crags – Adam-a-Cove – Moasdale – Cockley Beck 

Distance: 9.3 miles     Total Ascent: 1013 metres     Time Taken: 5 hours 15 minutes     Start Time: 06:40

Weather: Sunny spells, warm. 19ºC

Today’s weather promised much but ended up being a mixed bag with clouds swirling in and out throughout the walk. Despite this it was really still and warm and very clear making it a good day to explore this quiet and remote area at the head of Eskdale.

Bow Fell

Start point: Cockley Beck (NY 246 016)

Cockley Beck – Moasdale Lingcove Beck –  High Gait Crags (254) – Yeastyrigg Crags Pike de Bield (255)Esk Pike (256) – Ore Gap – Bow Fell – Three TarnsShelter CragsCrinkle CragsStonesty Pike (257)Little Stand (258) – Ulpha Fell – Cockley Beck

Weather: Mainly clear interspersed with cloud and a biting wind on the tops. Snow above 600m.

Today’s walk was a l o n g walk from Cockley Beck to Esk Pike and Bow Fell. The long, boggy run in along Moasdale was helped by the spectacular views (the best?) of Bow Fell, Esk Pike and the Crinkle Crags. The Sca Fells were in cloud all day so I didn’t get to see to much of them , unfortunately. I really rated this walk – thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish.