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The Stridingedge.net walk 26th May 2010

Route.  Greendale - Middle Fell - Greendale Tarn - Seatallen - Cat Bields - Glade How - Buckbarrow - Greendale

I once again had the privilege of attending the annual Stridingedge.net walk. Many thanks to Sean for taking the time to organise the walk and many thanks also to my fellow walkers who made for a brilliant day ( both on the walk and in the pub afterwards ). 

A quick stop had to be made before reaching Greendale to capture "Britain's favourite view"..

Looking over the to the Scafells from the start of the climb to Middle Fell. I think the weather could be described as changeable, but as we set of it was quite warm and sunny

The Wasdale face of Buckbarrow has some pretty impressive crags.

After a pretty steep climb we reach the top of Middle Fell.

The Head of Wastwater from Middle Fell

We descend down to Greendale Tarn for Lunch. We all were surprised at how wet this section was even after the quite prolonged dry spell we have had. The going was described as "bouncy"

After lunch we set of up the very steep climb to Seatallen 

Eventually we reached the Seatallen's impressive shelter/ancient tumulus. That's my rucksack that Bailey and Bethan/Harry (one of the famous Hiley dogs, sorry I can't tell them apart) are about to investigate for goodies.

A shaft of sunlight seems to picking out the top of Scafell Pike

Next stop Glade How.

And looking back to Cat Bields.

One the top of Buckbarrow we were all chuffed when we bumped into fell running legend Joss Naylor. He was out walking his dogs including his lovely little puppy. 

Middle Fell from Joss Naylor's cairn

Looking down to Wastwater and the Screes

Greendale Gill. The sky looks very threatening to the North and we later learned that four people had been struck by lightning over In the Buttermere area

Waterfalls in Greendale Gill. We were soon back at the cars and decamped to the Screes pub were they must have been delighted as twenty odd thirsty walkers swarmed in.