1st October 2015

Just like summer on Middle Fell

Time 12:30 to 3pm
Duration 2 hr 30 min
Distance 3.7 mile
Ascent 1650 ft
Walking with On my own
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


Middle Fell seen from the parking spaces next to the buildings in the tiny hamlet of Greendale.
Another perfect sunny day in Lakeland, , , , and apparently the rest of the country as well, but I wouldn't know anything about that because I haven't been anywhere else.

Towering above Greendale are the crags and scree on Buckbarrow.

Over on my right hand side there's a great view across to the scafells.

Looking back towards the Cumbrian coast.

A close up of Lingmell, Scafell Pike and Scafell.

And the winner of this walks unusual picture goes to this one of the Sellafield site with the Isle of Man behind (above).

Scafell Pike (left) I bet it's busy up there today; and Scafell (right).

A Middle Fell view of Kirk Fell, Yewbarrow, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Scafell and Slight Side.

From the summit I head down to the level ground (centre of picture) then turn left to Greendale Tarn.

Just before walking down to the tarn I take a picture of Haycock and Scoat Fell. Just after taking the picture I sit on one of those rocks for 15 minutes simply enjoying the fact that I'm here on such a perfect afternoon.

Peace and quiet at Greendale Tarn, , , , absolute magic.

Looking down Greendale Gill.

and looking back up.


After rounding the corner of Middle Fell I'm back on the path I set off on. In view almost all the way down are Illgill Head, The Screes and Wast Water.

Here's another close up of Scafell Pike and Scafell.

A full day off to go walking would have been nice but yes, it's still a great little walk this one.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks