Sunday, 5th June 2016

Walk: Brothers Water, Sykeside camp site, Caudale Quarry (disused), Caudale Head, Stonycove Pike (Caudale Moor), Kirkstone Pass, Red Screes, Scandale Pass, Caiston Glen, Brothers Water
Start Point: Cow Bridge car park Grid Reference: NY 403 134
Distance: 10.3 miles Ascent:

3,274 feet

Time: 6.75 hours
Weather: Sunny and hot

Five members of the group joined me for this walk on the hottest day of the year. An exploration of the disused mine provided the opportunity for a welcome break on the long ascent from the Kirkstone Pass road to Caudale Head. After a break for 'elevenses' we continued on to our first Wainwright of the day, Stoneycove Pike. As we descended to Kirkstone Pass, Red Screes seemed to grow before our eyes. This short(ish) but steep rocky climb took us up to the Red Screes trig point, our second Wainright now completed. With all the hard work done it was then time to make our way down to the Scandale Pass and beside Caiston Beck to return to the cars.

Campers have had a beautiful half term break . . .

at Sykeside

Borothers Water comes into view as we start our climb . . .

not too steep but long!

Robb looks for a way through the mountain instead of over it . . .

but the tunnel is blocked after only a few yards

Don't look now, but a group of Ramblers has just arrived

A welcome break on Caudale Head

Stonycove Pike

and again with a different photographer

A short break to replenish our energy stores before . . .

topping out . . .

from the rocky section of the climb . . .

where John surveys the scene back down to the Kirkstone Inn

A passer-by does the honours on Red Screes

We'll give Middle Dodd a miss today

Walking down Caiston Glen . . .

the water in the beck is very tempting . . .

and John contemplates a shower!

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