3rd September 2007

An evening on Buckbarrow


Walk Overview
Time 16.25 to 18.00
Duration 1 hr 35 min
Distance 3 mile
Ascent 1200 ft
Walking with On my own
Harrow Head - Buckbarrow - Greendale Gill - Greendale - Road - Harrow Head
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside, Harrow Head, Wasdale

There aren't many places here I'm afraid. However, because the spaces are still some distance from the much busier parts of Wasdale, you'll generally be able to find a space here.


Route Map

Illgill Head and Whin Rigg seen from the start of the walk.

Crossing one of the small streams on route up Buckbarrow.

Reflections on Tosh Tarn.

Luckily the black clouds which briefly passed over head as I approached Buckbarrow didn't amount to anything and almost all of the walk was done in warm sunshine.

The Scafells seen from the small pool near Buckbarrow summit. I know there isn't much in it anyway, but from this angle Scafell, on the right, looks a bit higher than Scafell Pike; which of course it isn't.

And from the same place looking across to Illgill Head.

A rather black looking Haycock and Middle Fell.

After leaving the summit, I headed off path for a while before picking up the route that runs above Greendale Gill and down to Greendale hamlet. A nice little route with a good head on view of Wast Water and the Screes.


A close up view of Scafell Pike (left) and Scafell (right).

And a not so close view.

Greendale with Wast Water and The Screes behind. From here you'd think the scree on the opposite side of the lake would be no bigger than, a football for example. The reality however, is quite different, some of the bigger rocks are probably the size of small cars and even the "smaller" ones need a good deal of care to walk across. Not somewhere I'd walk in the wet.

And a wider view, taken a little further down the path.

Another picture looking across to the Scafells, this one also has Lingmell in the picture (left above the bendy tree).

Buckbarrow viewed from the roadside at the end of the walk.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks