Stonesty Pike

Height: 765 metres / 2510 feet Grid reference: NY 24943 04119 (says Birkett, I think it is NY 25123 04051!)

The Crinkle Crags from Stonesty Pike

The Crinkle Crags from Stonesty Pike

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

Bow Fell

Start point: Cockley Beck (NY 246 016)

Cockley Beck – Moasdale Lingcove Beck – Three Tarns – Bow Fell – Climbers Traverse – Three Tarns Shelter Crags Crinkle Crags Stonesty Pike Little Stand – Ulpha Fell – Cockley Beck

Distance: 8.8 miles     Total Ascent: 1127 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours

Weather: Sunny and warm. 20°C.

Today was an almost unseasonally warm day, just like midsummer. I had a walk from Cockley Beck at the head of the Duddon Valley up to Bow Fell and back along the Crinkle Crags. I had forgotten how rough the terrain was, especially for a dog, but Angus seemed to take it all in his stride. There isn’t a full set of photographs today as the camera battery decided to give up along the Climbers Traverse on Bow Fell – I must remember to recharge it in future! Hopefully the photographs I did manage to capture show the flavour of the walk terrain and conditions.

 

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.