PICTURES AND TRIP REPORTS FROM MY WALKS IN THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT
We met with April, Beefy and Dave ( who we last walked with on Whernside last March) to climb Slight Side for beefy's 213 and Scafell for his 214. April also was finishing her sixth round of Wainwrights so it was a double celebration
Nice weather at valley level but we could see the high tops were in cloud
Harter Fell across the valley
Close up of Hard Knott Roman fort
The Terrace Route winds very pleasantly through the knolls and hollows gaining height gently all the time. We were pleased to see the mist clearing from Slight Side.
Eventually the gentle climbing gives way to: well lets say, not very gentle climbing.
Wider view back over Harter to the Coniston fells behind
Burnmoor Tarn and lodge enjoy a little sunshine
Steady on Beefy, that's only 213 !
Looking over Scar Lathing and the Esk to Crinkle Crags
Walking up to Long Green now. The cloud seems reluctant to move from Scafell
Looking down to Sampson's Stones, the Great Moss, the Pike de Bield ridge and Bowfell.
Pen with Ill Crag behind.
The head of the river Esk with Esk Pike above. We entered the cloud now and unfortunately had no views at all from Scafell.
We had a view of the happy Wainwright completers though.
Pillar is in cloud but for a few seconds Mosedale is brightly lit by the sun
The Illgill Head / Whin Rigg ridge split Burnmoor Tarn and Wastwater.
Looking back up to the impressive top of Slight Side
Walking down Hard Rigg.
Looking back to the lower slopes of Scafell. The upper reaches still hidden by the stubborn mist.
Crossing Whillan Beck by Lambford bridge.
Approaching Eel Tarn