|Walk:||Moasdale, Lingcove Beck, Great Moss, River Esk, Cam Spout, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Ore Gap, Bow Fell, Three Tarns|
|Start Point:||Lay-by ˝mile beyond Cockley Bridge||Grid Reference:||NY 241 017|
|Distance:||12.4 miles||Ascent:||5,200 feet|
|Weather:||A fine day with some sunny spells. Cloud cover and a cold breeze on Scafell Pike summit.|
|Comments:||Fourteen walkers attended for this very strenuous walk and were well rewarded with nearly perfect weather. The trek up and down Moasdale and across the Great Moss was very wet underfoot due to heavy recent rainfall. The rivers, although not in spate, were also very full making crossings “tricky”. Views were generally very good all day and we did manage a view from the Pike summit before the cloud descended on us. A very rewarding day!|
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Outward bound up Moasdale
Negotiating the boggy path up Moasdale, Grey Friar in the distance
The sun highlights the flanks of Scafell Pike, which is hidden in the clouds
Treading carefully across Moasdale
Cam Spout from the head of Moasdale
One method of crossing Lingcove Beck . . .
and a different approach
Coffee break at Sca Lathing with Scafell Pike in cloud
Passing Green Crag
Crossing the River Esk
Almost up to Broad Stand, a steep climb
Wastwater from Mickledore, with Lord's Rake on the left
The group takes a rest on Mickledore . . .
and Sheila finds the perfect seat
Scafell Pike summit . . .
where Ian is on top of the world (or should I say England!)
The Langdale Fells with Windermere in the distance
Alison and Debbie 'bag' . . .
Sca Fell and Scafell Pike
Afternoon tea on Bow Fell summit
Looking south to Pike o' Blisco, Wetherlam, Cold Pike and Swirl How
We eventually reach the gate, what a relief, with Scafell Pike in the distance
View from the gate with Esk Pike and Bow Fell in the distance
The Scafell range from Moasdale
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