Scar Crags

Height: 672 metres / 2205 feet Grid reference: NY 20853 20661 Category: The North Western Fells

Causey Pike from Scar Crags - Blencathra is to the left then Great Mell Fell, Clough Head and Great Dodd

Causey Pike from Scar Crags – Blencathra is to the left then Great Mell Fell, Clough Head and Great Dodd

Sail and Crag Hill from Scar Crags

Sail and Crag Hill from Scar Crags

Sail and Crag Hill from Scar Crags

Scar Crags ahead, descending from Sail

Coledale Round

Start point: Braithwaite (NY 227 237)

Braithwaite – Kinn Grisedale Pike Hobcarton Head Hopegill Head – Sand Hill – Coledale Hause – Crag Hill Sail – Scar Crags Causey Pike Outerside Stile End Barrow – Braithwaite

Distance: 9.8 miles     Total Ascent: 1400 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours 35 minutes     Start Time: 07:00

Weather: Brightening, warm. 18°C

A heat wave was predicted for today and continuing over the weekend – well, it was indeed pretty warm but there was plenty of cloud cover around all morning with it only clearing (predictably) when I reached the end of the walk. It was a pleasant round though, not too warm and I was out early enough to miss most of the crowds that were sure to be out later.

Coledale Round

Start point: Braithwaite (NY 227 237)

Braithwaite – Kinn Grisedale Pike Hobcarton Head Hopegill Head – Sand Hill – Coledale Hause – Crag Hill Sail  Scar Crags Causey Pike Outerside Stile EndBarrow – Braithwaite

Distance: 11 miles     Total Ascent: 1430 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours 35 minutes

Weather: Initially dull and cool turning to blue skies and sunshine. 12oC.

It was certainly a day of two halves today – the ascent to Grisedale Pike was done under dull skies with an increasingly cold wind that lasted until the descent of Sail when the skies ahead suddenly started clearing to reveal blue skies and sunshine. It wasn’t quite what we had last week, but I wasn’t complaining – it could have been much worse.

Coledale Horseshoe

Start point: Braithwaite (NY 227 237)

Braithwaite – Kinn (209)Grisedale Pike (210)Hobcarton Head (211) Hopegill Head (212)– Sand Hill (213) – Coledale Hause – Crag Hill (214)Sail (215) – Scar Crags (216) Causey Pike(217) Outerside (218)Stile End (219)Barrow (220) – Braithwaite

Weather: Snow from the ascent of Grisedale Pike.

Today’s walk takes in a circuit of the Coledale Fells. The weather conditions didn’t look too promising from the valley, but it wasn’t so bad considering. The snowy, wintery conditions made a pleasant change from the recent downpours.