9th October 2005

Four fells above Braithwaite.


Walk Overview
Time 09.15 to 12.30
Duration 3 hr 15 min
Distance 5 mile
Ascent 2490 ft
Walking with On my own
Stoneycroft - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - High Moss - Outerside - Stile End - Barrow - Stoneycroft
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside next to Stoneycroft Gill

There is only room for a couple of cars here, but it does offer a convenient starting point for the fells around the Causey Pike area.

Despite the fact that I generally try to park here, if I'm honest, a much better (less lazy) option is to use the larger car park further down the valley in the braithwaite direction. It doesn't add much onto the walk and at least your car is completely off the road.


Route Map

The Skiddaw Fells taken just after the start of the walk.

The unmistakable shape of Causey Pike.

High Spy, Dale Head and Hindscarth from the ridge between Rowling End and Causey Pike.

Looking over Barrow towards the Skiddaw Fells.

Derwent Water, Keswick, Latrigg and Blencathra from Causey Pike summit.

Scar Crags, Sail and Crag Hill (Ill Crag).

A rapidly moving ray of sunlight on Birk Rigg. The group of buildings in the picture is Little Town, Newlands Valley.

Causey Pike from the Scar Crags ridge.

Robinson, Knott Rigg, Ard Crags and the higher Western fells from Scar Crags.

Looking along the path I took to High Moss and Outerside.

Crag Hill and Coledale Hause from Outerside.

Another picture from Outerside, this time looking in the opposite direction towards Stile End and Barrow.

Outerside seen from the path up to Barrow.

Barrow summit with Barf, Bassenthwaite, Binsey and the Ullock Pike ridge behind.

Causey Pike seen through the remains of the Gause which was burned when the area around Barrow caught fire a couple of summers ago.

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Lake District Walks