Height: 425 metres / 1394 feet Grid reference: NY 19720 03305
Start point: Boot (NY 176 011)
Boot – Burnmoor Tarn – Oliver Gill – Raven Crag – Black Apron – Great How on Eskdale Fell (508) – Whinscales on Eskdale Fell (509) – Great Barrow – Boot
Distance: 6.5 miles Total Ascent: 540 metres Time Taken: 2 hours 30 minutes
Weather: Heavy rain. 10oC.
It started off looking promising this morning but before I reached Burnmoor Tarn from Boot, the heavens opened and it stayed like that for the entire damp walk. Most of the photos were taken from within a hi-tech rain cover (thanks Tesco!) but even that succumbed to the soggy conditions in the end. I would like to redo this walk on a sunny day when I suspect the views will be quite spectacular towards the high fells.