14th August 2005

The remote fells around Devoke Water.


Walk Overview
Time 10.20 to 15.10
Duration 4 hr 50 min
Distance 8.7 mile
Ascent 1952 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Woodend - Hesk Fell - Whitfell - Holehouse Tarn - Stainton Pike - Yoadcastle - Devoke Water - Woodend
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside near woodend Farm, Birker Fell road

This isn't really a car park or even somewhere that has been adopted as a parking space. It just seemed like a good idea at the time, and for the porpose of quick access to Hesk Fell, it worked pretty well.


Route Map

From the start of the walk looking across the remoteness of the Birker Fell area.
The Scafells are in the distance under cloud.

Looking in almost the same direction as the previous picture, this time from the grassy route up Hesk Fell.

Standing next to the electric fence near Hesk Fell summit.
The colours of the grass was really showing today, or at least it was while the sun was shining.

Hesk Fell summit with the Coniston Fells in the distance.

Holehouse Tarn with Stainton Pike behind.

Stainton Pike on the left and Yoadcastle on the right, taken from the route across to Whitfell.

Whitfell summit.
Kirk Fell, Great Gable. the Scafells, Ill Crag, Esk Pike, Bow Fell and Crinkle Crags are in he distance. Now free from cloud.

Stainton Pike and Holehouse Tarn from Whitfell summit.

From Whitfell summit again, this time looking over to the west coast.

Stainton Pike.

Devoke Water from the route off Yoadcastle.
The cloud was building up very fast by now, within a few minutes of taking this picture the sun had gone for the rest of the walk.

On the way home we saw this traction engine driving through Gosforth.

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Lake District Walks