Start point: Chapel Bridge, Little Town (NY 232 194)
Little Town – Skelgill Bank – Catbells – Maiden Moor – High Spy on Scawdel Fell – Dale Head – Hindscarth – High Crags – Red Knott – Scope End – Little Town
Distance: 9.3 miles Total Ascent: 1000 metres Time Taken: 4 hours 40 minutes
Weather: Wind and rain. 12oC.
Today I met up with Andy Lang for an early start to complete a circuit of Dale Head. After looking a bit grim at the start of the walk, it did seem as though it was going to brighten up before the weather took a turn for the worse during the climb to Maiden Moor. From there, across High Spy, Dale Head and Hindscarth, the weather was pretty horrendous with very strong wind and rain and of course, views (and photos) were non-existent on this portion of the walk. Miraculously, at the end of the walk the sun shone and, at valley level at least, all was calm.