Height: 361 metres / 1184 feet Grid reference: SD 22371 92918
Start point: Kiln Bank Cross (SD 215 933)
Kiln Bank Cross – Stickle Pike – Tarn Hill – Great Stickle – Scrithwaite Farm – Knott End – The Knott(OF) – Raven’s Crag – Stainton Ground Quarries – Kiln Bank Cross
Distance: 4.8 miles Total Ascent: 700 metres Time Taken: 2 hours 30 minutes
Weather: Overcast, clearing later. 14oC.
It was the same today as yesterday – it looked like someone had ruled a line at 400m and that was the cloud base across the whole of the southern Lake District. The Dunnerdale Fells were beneath the clouds, so that’s where I headed but even that looked a bit iffy at the start with the odd shower whilst I was on Stickle Pike. By the time I reached the return leg, the clouds quickly cleared away and even gave a hint of blue sky – it just shows how quickly it can all change.
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.