20th June 2011

today's walk: Caw Fell - Haycock - Scoat Fell - Steeple


a calm morning on Ennerdale Water looking west to Angler's Crag ..


.. and east to Steeple, Scoat Fell and Haycock - my goals today


Ennerdale Water from beyond its head - Crag Hill to the left and Bowness Knott to the right


parking spot for my bike - an invaluable asset on any visit to Ennerdale


looking back down the ascent track as it climbs above the forest with Starling Dodd in the distance


looking up Silver Cove to Caw Fell


looking down my ascent ridge to Knock Murton, Great Borne and the head of Ennerdale Water


Caw Fell ahead as I climb above the heather


looking back down the ridge to Knock Murton, Great Borne and Starling Dodd


the summit cairn on Caw Fell looking north


360 degree panorama from Caw Fell - click on the image for a larger version


zooming in on the estuary near Ravenglass from the other side of the wall


heading to Little Gowder Crag and Haycock


west towards Ennerdale Water from the top of Little Gowder Crag


zooming in on the last shot with the Scottish coast faintly visible in the distance


Haycock from Little Gowder Fell


looking back to Little Gowder Fell from the slopes of Haycock ..


.. and to Caw Fell now in shadow


Haycock summit shelter with a glimpse of Ennerdale Water


the Scafells from Haycock


360 degree panorama from just west of Haycock summit - click on the image for a larger version


looking west over Gowder Crag to Middle Fell and Seatallan with Black Combe in the distance


looking down Nether Beck from Gowder Crag - Middle Fell and Greendale Tarn with Wastwater and the screes beyond


zooming in on Illgill Head and Wastwater


storm brewing over the Scafells from Gowder Crag


panorama westwards from Gowder Crag


a first glimpse of Great Gable as I climb towards Scoat Fell


the odd summit of Scoat Fell - a cairn on the wall


360 degree panorama from Scoat Fell - click on the image for a larger version


Great Gable from the eastern end of Scoat Fell's summit ridge


Red Pike with the Scafells beyond from the same spot


Steeple from the ridge of Scoat Fell


the ridge to Steeple


Scoat Fell from the top of Steeple


Haycock, Little Gowder Crag and Caw Fell from the top of Steeple


Skiddaw and Blencathra in the distance from the top of Steeple


360 degree panorama from Steeple - click on the image for a larger version


the descent ridge from Steeple


Pillar from the ridge


looking back up the ridge


looking back to the Steeple ridge from the crossing of Low Beck


looking down Low Beck with Starling Dodd in the distance


Pillar, Steeple and Scoat Fell from Lingmell


the cairn on Lingmell looking to Red Pike and High Stile


Ennerdale Water from the descent path


a very steep descent to the head of Ennerdale Water


nearly back at Bowness Knott carpark looking back to Steeple, Scoat Fell and Haycock