Just a little video from our walk up Scafell on Friday. Leaving the car at the end of Taw House Lonning, walking up through Taw House Farm, then crossing Scales Bridge and walking up the ridge and crossing to Samson Stones, Then up alongside Cam Spout and turning left up Fox’s Gully to Fox’s Tarn and then the last pull up the scree to the summit of Scafell. The route down was via Green Crag and Slightside, then down the terrace path to Wha House and a short walk back to the car We were lucky with the weather, a bit of cloud which lifted when we reached the summit of Scafell, a bit of wind, but also an occasional glimpse of the sun – Not bad for October !!
This is my favourite little hike, walk out of Gosforth on the Wasdale road, after walking up Leagate (The big hill leaving the village) take the 1st left up Guards Lonning. Follow the Lonning passing Guards End and Tween Guards, the Lonning then turns into a grassy track, keep following this, go through to gates, the second one onto the open fell and cross the small beck on the footbridge. Here the track gets a bit faint, but if you keep the dry stone wall to your left you can’t go wrong. Soon another wall appears coming in from the right as you start to go downhill. You soon pick up a stony track and you follow this until you meet the Wasdale Head road, turn right onto this and follow it for about 150 yards. You will then see a turn off to the left, take this and pass Leathwaite and The Gap. It then joins the road from Gosforth to Wasdale on the top of Berry Brow and from here it is only another 150 yards into the village of Nether Wasdale. Choice of two Pubs, The Strands and the Screes :-)
Just a short video clip from this years Service of Remembrance on the summit of Great Gable – People always ask me how many attended – I never have any idea but this is a 360 pan so if you can count them drop me a line Thanks Rob
Leaving the car near the head of the lake then walking around the top and about 1/3 of the way down the west shore before striking up, First small summit was “Castle Crag” (The site of an ancient first) before crossing over Lady’s Seat, Birks Crags, Hanging Stones and then skirting Low Raise and achieving our first “Wainwright” High Raise (804m) From High Raise we headed south to Kidsty Pike (780m) our second “Wainwright”, then west to Rampsgill Head (792m) our third “Wainwright” closely followed by The Knott (739m) our fourth “Wainwright”, before the pull up onto our highest summit of the day, High Street at 828m and our fifth “Wainwright” of the day, From here it was mainly downhill to our final summit of Mardale III Bell (760m), our sixth and final “Wainwright” of the walk, We came off the fell down Nan Beal pass which took us nicely back to our car back near the head of Haweswater.
This delightful full day walk starts of on the Cold Fell road, then you walk up thought he forest on an old miners track to Iron Crag, then Caw Fell, Haycock, Scoat Fell, Steeple, Pillar, Looking Stead and down Black Sail Pass to Wasdale Head, aprox 14 miles with 3.600 feet of accent
This is a fantastic “Little” walk and a Great introduction to Fell Walking in Lakeland, Starting out point, Irton Road Station on The Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway (The La’l Ratty) at Eskdale (Limited car parking) then walking over Muncaster Fell on “The Old Road” to Ravenglass, via the Roman Bathhouse and then returning to Eskdale on The La’l Ratty
Classic Route to the summit of Great Gable, setting out from Wasdale Head via Styhead Pass as far as Kern Knotts, then picking up the front climbers traverse to take in napes Needle and The Sphinx Rock from The Dress Circle, before proceeding on to Beck Head to pick up the path to the summit, then returning via Styhead Tarn before heading down to Wasdale Head.
Scafell Pike is Britain's highest Mountain, There are many routes up, The most popular routes start in either Wasdale, Borrowdale or Eskdale. Although I was born in Wasdale, my own personal favourite way is form Eskdale, Colloquially known as "The Long Walk In" and this is that is depicted on this clip. I hope that you enjoy it Happy Travels Rob