Friday 7th September 2007
The original plan for today had been to do Scafell with Robert but he decided that he'd rather go on L'Ratty with John so I was left to walk on my own. I set off with no firm idea of where I was going other than to head up to Eel Tarn and then to see where I fancied going. It was the hottest day's walking I have experienced all year and once I started heading towards Dawsonground Crags I decided I really couldn't be bothered with any up hill walks today so I headed for the Woolpack Inn and a delightful walk next to the river Esk.
Start: Eskdale campsite (NY 1775 0097)
Route: Eskdale campsite - Eel Tarn - Woolpack Inn - Doctor Bridge - St Catherine's Church - Eskdale campsite
Distance: 5.25 miles Ascent: 281 metres Time Taken: 2 hours 30 minutes
Weather: Hot and sunny.
Pub visited: None Ale Drunk: None
Scafell & Slight Side from the track I followed from Boot.
Looking in the opposite direction towards the Whitfell group of fells with Black Combe in cloud.
Whin Rigg and Illgill Head as I head towards Eel Tarn.
Illgill Head with Boat How in front.
Eskdale Fell with Scafell and Slight Side visible behind.
Kirk Fell at the head of the valley.
As I move higher and closer to Eel Tarn Red Pike and Pillar are also visible.
Harter Fell across Eel Tarn.
Eel Tarn from the point where I decided to turn around.
Yewbarrow with Red Pike behind from the same spot.
Looking down on Eskdale from the path to the Woolpack.
Harter Fell from the same path.
Doctor Bridge crossing the Esk.
Zooming in on Birker Fall.
Looking back to Upper Eskdale as I walk alongside the Esk.
St Catherine's Church.
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