19th November 2006

A little sunshine on Middle Fell


Walk Overview
Time 10.20 to 12.45
Duration 2 hr 25 min
Distance 3.5 mile
Ascent 1650 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Greendale - Middle Fell - Greendale Tarn - Greendale Gill - 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

It was nice to see some sunshine this morning in Wasdale. It feels like ages since dry walk.

Looking across to Lingmell, Scafell Pike and Scafell.

The tiny hamlet of Greendale.

Seatallan seen from the path up to Middle Fell.

Sunshine on the fields between Wasdale and the West Coast.

Buckbarrow and some thickening cloud out at sea.

A dark looking Haycock seen between Seatallan and Middle Fell.

The approach to Middle Fell summit.

Middle Fell summit with snow capped Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Glaramara, Great End and Lingmell behind.

Wast Water and the Scafells, also taken from Middle Fell summit.

Leaving Middle Fell and heading down to the area of level ground between Middle Fell and Seatallan. The wind was much stronger and it had a real winter feel to it as we were walking along this section of the walk.

Greendale Tarn.

The conversation went like this: "There must be a good place to cross somewhere" "Why couldn't you just cross it in the same place as I did" "It's OK for you, you can jump further than me" "Just give it a go" "OK then I will" " no, no not there" Splash !

Greendale Gill.

And again. The path by the side of the gill can be a little tricky in places, especially when the stones are wet.

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Lake District Walks