4th February 2006

Looking for cloud inversions on Scafell Pike.


Walk Overview
Time 09.00 to 16.40
Duration 7 hr 40 min
Distance 10.5 mile
Ascent 3700 ft
Walking with Jennifer and Andrew & Anne Leaney
Seathwaite - Grains Gill - Esk Hause - Great End - Ill Crag - Broad Crag - Scafell Pike - Lingmell - Corridor Route - Styhead Tarn - Seathwaite
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside parking leading to Seathwaite, Borrowdale

The popularity of the fells around here are more than reflected in the number of cars you find lining the road from Seathwaite Farm working back in the direction of Seatollor. I'm almost tempted to say that this is somewhere you'll never fail to get parked. Simply join the back of the line on the grass verge.

Parking is free and there is a tea room and toilets at Seathwaite.


Route Map

From the top of Ruddy Gill, looking down towards the Borrowdale fells. The fells in the far distance are Skiddaw (left) and Blancathra (right).

Great Gable and Green Gable. Taken from the path between the top of Ruddy Gill and Esk Hause.

And again from a little further up the same path.

The Langdale Pikes on the left with Rossett Pike in the middle of the picture.

Harter Fell and Hardknott above cloud in Eskdale Valley.

Great Gable, Green Gable, Base Brown and the North Western fells. Taken from Great End.

Sprinkling Tarn and Seathwaite Fell from Great End.

Zooming across Kirk Fell to see the cloud comming over Pillar from Ennerdale.

From IIl Grag looking down to the cloud inversion over Eskdale and the southern Lake District.

Great End from Broad Crag.

The view towards the North Western fells from Scafell Pike summit.

Lingmell from Scafell Pike.

Great Gable and Kirk Fell seen across the small tarn found next to the Corridor Route (near Middleboot Knotts).

Great Gable and Kirk Fell.

Great Gable from the Corridor Route.

Some lovely late afternoon light on Styhead Tarn.

A splash of sun behind Styhead Tarn.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks