Heughscar Hill - Lake District Walk

Monday 17th September 2007

Just after I put the money in the machine at the car park the heavens opened and we spent the next 15 minutes wondering if we were going to get a walk in at all. Once the rain stopped the weather just kept improving and although there was a cold edge to the wind the waterproofs were soon being removed. As the walk progressed we had the pleasure of watching the clouds lift from the tops and the sun lighting up the hills.

Start: Pooley Bridge (NY 4705 2438)

Route: Pooley Bridge - Roehead - Ketley Gate - Heughscar Hill (211) - Heugh Scar - Roehead - Pooley Bridge

Distance: 4.25 miles     Ascent: 235 metres      Time Taken: 2 hours 5 mins

Weather: A cold wind with clearing skies.

Pub Visited: The Sun Inn, Pooley Bridge    Ale Drunk: Jennings Sneck Lifter

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Barton Fell

I took this picture of Barton Fell whilst John took a phone call. As it turned out it was the phone call that was to lead to his new job and mark the end of our weeks of freedom which have seen us enjoying so many wet camping trips to the Lakes this year. Ah well, it was fun whilst it lasted.

Hallin & Place Fells

The clouds start to clear Place Fell.

Hallin & Place Fells

Looking back to Place Fell and Hallin Fell as we headed onto the open fell.


The cloud is still lifting off the Helvellyn massif.

Striding Edge

Striding Edge as the cloud moves away.


Sunshine on the Pennines from just above Ketley Gate.

Loadpot Hill

Loadpot Hill seen behind Barton Fell.


Ullswater with the Dodds and Helvellyn now completely clear of cloud.


Blencathra from Heughscar Hill's summit.

Heughscar Hill's summit

Heughscar Hill's summit cairn.

Heading north from the summit and across the small section of limestone.

Great & Little Mell Fells

Great and Little Mell Fells from Heugh Scar.

Heugh Scar

Heugh Scar.

Hallin & Place Fells

Hallin Fell and Place Fell are bathed in sunlight as we head down towards Roehead.


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