29th July 2006

East of Ullswater - Arthur's Pike, Bonscale Pike, a section of Roman road and a stone circle.


Walk Overview
Time 10.00 to 14.10
Duration 4hr 10 min
Distance 8 mile
Ascent 1476 ft
Walking with On my own
Roehead - The Cockpit Stone Circle - Arthur's Pike - Bonscale Pike - Roman Road - The Cockpit Stone Circle - Roehead
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside, Roehead, Pooley Bridge

Roehead marks the end of the road and the beginning of the track running over the moors between Pooley Bridge and Askham / Helton. Parking here literally is along the roadside and there isn't really that much room to be honest.

Speaking for myself, the fells around here bring with them some of my favourite walking. This is somewhere you can still walk for hours and not see another soul; if you know where to go that is.



Route Map

Ullswater taken from the path path above Roehead.
The weather has been so good over the last month I'd almost forgot what it was like to walk without the sun shining. But today was a reminder that we do have cloud in the Lake District (occasionally). Luckily for us the forecasted rain held off until after we'd finished our walk.

The Cockpit stone circle.

Looking back down the path up Barton Fell. The fell in the distance is Heughscar Hill.


Bonscale Pike from Arthur's Pike.

Another view of Ullswater this one from the path between Arthur's Pike and Swarth Beck.

The sheepfold next to Swarth Beck with Bonscale Pike on the skyline.

The view down to Howtown and Hallin Fell from Bonscale Pike.

Loadpot Hill on the skyline.

One of the boundary stones passed on the route back to The Cockpit stone circle.

A close up of Pooley Bridge.

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Lake District Walks