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Rowling End to Scope End via Ennerdale 19-20th June 2010

Route. day 1- Little Town - Rowling End - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - Sail - Crag Hill - Wandope - Whiteless Pike - Buttermere - Scarth Gap - Ennerdale. Day 2 - Ennerdale - Loft Beck - Honister - Dale Head - Hindscarth - Scope End - Little Town 

Having not been out for nearly a month I needed my "fix" of the fells but I really couldn't make my mind up where to go. On the drive up I thought that I had not been to the North Western fells for a while so I found myself at the small car park at Chapel Bridge nr Little Town.

Causey Pike seen from the road leading to the steep slopes of Rowling End.

Zooming in on the "knobble" at the top of Causey Pike.

Derwentwater from Rowling End.

On the small ridge at the top of Rowling End A brief respite before the climb up Causey Pike. Actually I find that I quite enjoy this sort of steep climb with lots of little scrambles. I was not looking forward to the featureless slog up to Sail which can just be seen at the top left.

Looking back down to Rowling End. The "easier "path can be seen coming up the left of the fell.

After the climb up and over Sail the next obstacle is another excellent section called The Scar leading you to the top of Crag Hill (or Eel Crag if your the conservative sort)

Whiteless Pike from the slopes of Thirdgill Head Man.

Crummock Water and Loweswater come into view.

Looking back at Whiteless Pike from the descent into Buttermere.

It was now very hot so an ice cream stop was called for. Lovely as long as you don't mind sharing with the locals.

After eating my ice cream (well most of it) I set of along Buttermere to pick up the path to Scarth Gap. Fleetwith Pike at the end of the lake is my one remaining Wainwright, I will get round to it someday !

Looking up to High Crag.

Haystacks from the Scarth Gap path.

On the way down now with Ennerdale Water just visible along the valley. Now it was decision time, I had thought that I might camp at the top of Black Sail Pass as I did last time I was over this way and maybe tackle Pillar the following day. But the afternoon sunshine won me over and I had a lazy afternoon camped by the river a little way beyond the Youth Hostel. I suppose this the beauty of carrying your shelter on your back as you are free to alter your plans as you wish.

Boat How Crags tower above the valley.

Looking down Ennerdale.

Kirk Fell catches the setting Sun.

The Sun lights up the crags again but this time from a different angle.

Loft Beck was a bit of a leg warmer first thing in the morning.

Buttermere reflections from the path leading to the Old Drum House.

Dale Head, my next destination.

Lovely morning sky looking down into Borrowdale.

 Dalehead with surely one of the best cairns in Lakeland.

The high Stile ridge and Buttermere from the path to Hindscarth.

Looking back up to Hindscarth from Scope end.

And looking down into the lovely Newlands Valley from the same spot.

Looking back up to Dalehead.

Newlands Church.

Scope End in the middle with Dalehead on the left and Robinson on the right.