Scar Lathing

Height: 439 metres / 1440 feet Grid reference: NY 22611 04944

The view across Great Moss from Scar Lathing.

Scafell Pike

Start point: Hardknott Pass (NY 231 014)

Hardknott Pass – Hard Knott – Lingcove Beck – Scar Lathing – Great Moss – Pen – Scafell Pike – Broadcrag Tarn – Cam Spout – Great Moss – Lingcove Beck – Hard KnottHardknott Pass

Distance: 9.3 miles     Total Ascent: 1240 metres     Time Taken: 5 hours 45 minutes

Weather: Overcast. 17ºC.

The weather certainly didn’t turn out as I expected with it being rather grey and I didn’t really know which route I would take until I did it. I must say it took longer than I thought and it was pretty arduous going at times over boggy ground coupled with a steep ascent and descent. It was still enjoyable though – this is my favourite area of all.

Upper Eskdale Round

Start point: Hardknott Pass summit (NY 230 014)

Hardknott Pass – Border End (326)Hard Knott (327) – Eskdale Needle – Yew Bank (328)Throstlehow Crag (329)Scar Lathing (330)High Scarth (331)Silverybield (332) – Scale Bridge – Taw House – Brotherilkeld – Hardknott Castle Roman Fort – Hardknott Pass

Distance: 9.7 miles     Total Ascent: 1940 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours 35 minutes

Weather: Snow, rain, sleet, wind! 5oC.

Today’s walk is a round of Upper Eskdale, one of the wildest and best valleys in the Lake District. At the head of Eskdale lie the ‘heads of state’ of English mountains, namely Scafell Pike, Sca Fell, Esk Pike and Bow Fell and this area offers some of the finest views anywhere.

Once again, it seems winter has returned with snow showers present throughout the walk and fresh snow on top of the high fells.