11th June 2006

Stoneycroft to Crummock Water via Causey Pike, Rannerdale Knotts and everything in between.


Walk Overview
Time 09.30 to 13.45
Duration 4 hr 15 min
Distance 6.3 mile
Ascent 3606 ft
Walking with Andrew and Anne Leaney
Stoneycroft - Rowling End - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - Sail - Crag Hill - Wandope - Whiteless Pike - Rannerdale Knotts - Hause Point
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

Looking down to the little hamlet of Stair from the path up Rowling End.
What a difference from yesterdays blue sky and sunshine.

Rowling End, Cat Bells and Derwent Water from the start of the steeper section on Causey Pike.

Stile End and Barrow.

Looking ahead to Scar Crags. Note the difference between one side of the ridge and the other. Steep crags on the left and open grassy fellside on the right.

Walking across the short ridge between Sail and Crag Hill called The Scar.

Force Crag mines and Coldale seen from just below the cloud base on Crag Hill.

The route to Wandope. The hazy fells in the background are High Stile, Red Pike, Starling Dodd and Great Borne.

Whiteless Pike on the left and Rannerdale Knotts to the right of it, on this side of the lake.

Whiteless Pike.

Buttermere in the valley seen from Whiteless Pike.

Rannerdale Knotts with Crummock Water behind.

On the final section of the walk and still no sign of the weather brightening up (as forecasted), but at least we managed to stay out of the cloud and it was a bit cooler then yesterday.

Hause Point seen from the steep path down from Rannerdale Knotts.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks