Devoke Water - Lake District Walk

Wednesday 27th June 2007

After arriving in the Lake District over 24 hours later than planned, thanks to the heavy rain and floods from the previous two days, the sun came out so we took advantage of the fine weather and had a short evening walk around Devoke Water. The last time we had been here it had rained and the tops had disappeared under the low cloud so it was nice to re-visit the area under far better conditions and to see the views we had missed previously.

Start: Birker Fell Road (SD 1708 9770)

Route: Birker Fell Road - Rough Crag - Water Crag - Seat How (167) - Birker Fell Road

Distance: 3.75 miles     Ascent: 226 metres      Time Taken: 2 hrs 30 mins

Weather: Sunny with a strong and cool breeze.

Pub Visited: George IV, Eskdale Green    Ale Drunk: Jennings Cumberland Ale

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Looking towards Eskdale and one of my favourite views in the Lake District.

Devoke Water

Devoke Water from the slopes of Rough Crag.

Harter Fell & Green Crag

Harter Fell and Green Crag, from Rough Crag.

Seat How & Hesk Fell

Seat How, the final summit of the day.

Yoadcastle and White Pike

Yoadcastle and White Pike, from Rough Crag.

Water Crag

Water Crag, an easy stroll from Rough Crag.

Rough Crag

Looking back to Rough Crag from Water Crag.


Scafell, Kirk Fell and Great Gable from Water Crag's summit. We enjoyed a long break sat here in the sun, out of the wind and enjoying the peace and quiet.

Kirk Fell and Great Gable

A close-up of Kirk Fell and Scafell.

Muncaster Fell

Looking across Muncaster Fell to Irton Fell and beyond.

Muncaster Fell

Muncaster Fell.

Seat How

Seat How catches the sun.

Boat House

The Boat House.

Seat How

Seat How.

Seat How summit

Seat How's summit cairn.

Devoke Water

A final view of Devoke Water before we head back to the car.


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