Start point: Ambleside (NY 375 046)

Ambleside – High Sweden Bridge – Low Pike High Pike (Scandale) Dove Crag – High Bakestones – Scandale Tarn – Scandale – Ambleside

Distance: 9 miles     Total Ascent: 835 metres     Time Taken: 6 hours 30 minutes     Start Time: 08:00

Weather: Sunny and warm (eventually). 19°C

There was a mixed bag of weather today – poor weather for the initial climb sandwiched by sunshine and blue skies. I was joined on this walk by Clive Hutchby, author of The Wainwright Companion – the book is due out later this year and the photos in it are by me. This walk mimics ‘Dove Crag 5’, the page that was the first one Wainwright drew for the Pictorial Guides on November 9th 1952.

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