Sunday, 2nd August 2009




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
Time: 8.5 hours    
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


Cam Spout


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' . . .


Esk Pike


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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