Little Sca Fell - Lake District Walk

Sunday 22nd October 2006

A shorter walk than planned due to a delayed start as the heavens opened just as we loaded the car up and were about to leave. Two hours later, after a trip to Sainsburys, we finally set off. As we set out it looked like we might well get wet and be walking in cloud but the cloud soon started to lift and we were able to enjoy constantly improving views. We were walking in the Uldale Fells which are also known as the 'Back O' Skiddaw' and it really felt like we walking at the end of the Lake District as we never really lost sight of flat fields. The location of the walk meant that we met no-one whilst we were out and only saw one group in the distance, not bad for a Sunday at the start of half-term.

Start: Parking space by the water pump at Longlands (NY 2662 3587)

Route: Longlands - Longlands Fell (117) - Lowthwaite Fell (118) - Little Sca Fell (119) - Brae Fell (120) - Charleton Wath (ford) - Longlands

Distance: 5 miles     Ascent: 594 metres      Time Taken: 4 hrs 10 mins

Weather: Low cloud which was starting to lift as we finished.

Pub Visited: Sun Inn, Bassenthwaite    Ale Drunk: Jennings Cumberland & Sneck Lifter

Route Map >>


Longlands Fell

Looking up to Longlands Fell.

Aughertree Fell

Aughertree Fell, the most northern fell in the Lake District, from the ascent of Longlands.

Longlands Fell summit cairn

The summit of Longlands Fell as the mist descends.

Over Water & Binsey

A misty view of Over Water and Binsey from Longlands' summit.

Lowthwaite Fell

Lowthwaite Fell from Longlands Fell.

Longlands Fell

Looking back to Longlands Fell from Lowthwaite Fell.

Lowthwaite Fell summit cairn

Not much of a summit cairn on Lowthwaite Fell's summit.

Frozen Fell Gill

Looking across the shoulder of Meal Fell to Frozen Fell Gill.

Little Sca Fell

From L-R: Little Sca Fell, Great Sca Fell & Knott.

Lowthwaite & Longlands Fells

Looking back to Lowthwaite Fell (L) and Longlands Fell (R) from the ascent to Little Sca Fell.

Little Sca Fell summit

Little Sca Fell summit with Skiddaw, in cloud, behind.


From L-R: Binsey, Over Water, Lowthwaite Fell & Longlands Fell, from Little Sca Fell summit.

Brae Fell summit

Brae Fell summit.

High Pike

High Pike from Brae Fell summit.


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