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Bucket list item ticked at Lambfoot Dub

24th June 2018

Route. Seathwaite farm - Stockley Bridge - Styhead Tarn - Corridor Route - Lambfoot Dub - Skew Gill - Esk Hause - Grains Gill - Stockley Bridge - Seathwaite farm. ( about 7 miles 2800ft ascent )

To swim in Lambfoot has been on Sue's bucket list for a while and I've wanted to return since I was driven off by high winds when camping there in 2012 and with the weather has it has been recently we thought there was no better time to tick one of the list..


The familiar view of Seathwaite Fell through Seathwaite farm.


Despite the lack of rain still quite a strong flow over Taylorgill Force.


Hot, hot hot on the climb away from the valley. Blencathra is the big fell in the distance.

Scafell Pike with Lingmell to the right from the top of the climb out of Seathwaite.


Looking back to Styhead Tarn from near to the mountain rescue stretcher box.


On to the Corridor route and the mighty gash of Piers Gill is seen on the face of Lingmell..


Great and Green Gable from the Corridor route..


Wasdale Head with Yewbarrow and Red Pike above.

Looking over to the southern face of Great Gable, Napes Needle stands out against the sky.


The Corridor route passes the now dry Skew Gill.


This is where we left the Corridor route, climbing the pathless hillside in the direction of Great End. The Gables and Styhead Tarn behind us..

And the same view from the top of the grassy rise on which Lambfoot Dub is perched.

Here we are at the tiny but lovely tarn.  

The tarn is exposed to the sky all day so in theory should be relatively warm and the top couple of inches were very pleasant but below that the water was quite refreshing.

Well I couldn't walk all that way and just watch could I?.

Sue ticking her list in the Lambfoot infinity pool.

Lambfoot Dub and the Gables..

The rough crags of Great End tower above the tarn. 

A look down to the Corridor route far below.

Eventually we had to drag ourselves away and not wanting to retrace our steps we decided to see if there was a way up to the Esk Hause to Scafell Pike path following Greta Gill. 


We headed for the green corridor through the crags.

The climb was quite simple although a little rough in places.

Great view from a rest stop. Lingmell directly ahead, Kirk Fell to the right, and Red Pike, Scoat Fell and Pillar in the distance.

Soon we were at the top People must use this route as there were a couple of cairns and a faint path..

Back on familiar ground now with Esk Pike, Bowfell and Crinkle Crags all in a line. 

Heading down through Esk Hause looking to Sprinkling Tarn

 IMHO the view from the top of the Grains Gill path is one of the finest in Lakeland.

The summit of Great Gable from the Grains Gill path..

Looking back to Great End as we temporarily lose the sun


Back to Stockley Bridge now and fantastically clear water in Grains Gill

Seathwaite farm again but this time with afternoon shadows.


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