10th February 2006

A sunny afternoon on Middle Fell.


Walk Overview
Time 13.45 to 15.45
Duration 2 hr
Distance 3.9 mile
Ascent 1827 ft
Walking with On my own
Greendale - Goat Crag - Middle Fell - Greendale Tarn - Greendale
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside parking, Greendale hamlet, Wasdale

This isn't really a car park as such, it just seems to have been adopted as one because of its closeness to the trio of fells around Greendale Tarn.

Parking is free and I've never failed to get a space here.


Route Map

Lingmell, Scafell Pike and Scafell taken from the start of the walk.
After a hard frost this morning the day had warmed up and it was great to walk in quite warm sunshine.

Looking across to Greendale Gill.

Seatallan from the path up Middle Fell.

About half way between Greendale Gill and Middle Fell summit I left the main path and walked over to the area around Goat Crag to get this lovely view over Wast Water to Lingmell, Scafell Pike and Scafell.

From the same place this time looking to Yewbarrow, with Kirk Fell and Great Gable behind.

Close up of the Scafells.

and a close up of Yewbarrow, Kirk Fell and Great Gable.

Seatallan seen over the col below Middle Fell.

Haycock, also viewed over the col below Middle Fell.

A partially frozen Greendale Tarn.

And again from the outflow into Greendale Gill.

A very dry Greendale Gill.

One last picture of the Scafells this one taken from the lower section of the path on Middle Fell.

Wast Water and the screes below Illgill Head.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks