Eycott Hill - Lake District Walk

Friday 17th August 2007

An early evening walk that started out in sunshine and ended with rain threatening. These two little hills on the edge of the Lake District made for a pleasant evening stroll although we took one or two diversions as we tried to cross Barrow Beck and then Naddles Beck without getting our feet wet. In the case of Naddles Beck we gave up and ended up having to risk wet feet as we strode through the beck, the reward for our effort was some good views of Blencathra and Bowscale Fell. Afterwards we made our way to the Mill Inn in Mungrisdale for a drink and returned two days later to eat there, well worth a visit if you haven't tried their pies.

Start: Mungrisdale Road (NY 3664 2972)

Route: Mungrisdale Road - Little Eycott Hill (197) - Eycott Hill (198) - Mungrisdale Road

Distance: 3.5 miles     Ascent: 160 metres      Time Taken: 2 hours 30 mins

Weather: Sunny then overcast with a cool breeze.

Pub Visited: The Mill Inn, Mungrisdale    Ale Drunk: Jennings Cumberland

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Sharp Edge

Having pitched our tent we sat in it enjoying the view of Sharp Edge and Blencathra before we set out for our walk.

The Dodds

Looking across to the Dodds from Mungrisdale Road.

Barrow Beck

The stone slab bridge across Barrow Beck.

Eycott Hill

Eycott Hill.

Little Eycott Hill

Little Eycott Hill, the summit being the middle of the three bumps.

Eycott Hill & Great Mell Fell

Eycott Hill with Great Mell Fell behind, from Little Eycott Hill.

Bowscale Fell & The Tongue

Bowscale Fell and the Tongue.

Souther Fell

Souther Fell with Blencathra behind.

Carrock Fell

Carrock Fell from Little Eycott Hill.

Bowscale Fell

Souther Fell and the Tongue.

The bield close to the summit of Eycott Hill.

Little Eycott Hill

Little Eycott Hill from Eycott Hill.

Eycott Hill's summit

Eycott Hill's summit looking towards Great Mell Fell.

Souther Fell

Souther Fell from Eycott Hill.


A close-up of Blencathra.


The Dodds from Eycott Hill's summit.


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