Middle Fell - Lake District Walk

Friday 16th May 2008

What a difference a day makes. After days of hot weather and sunshine today's walk was a grey and at times chilly one. It was also a much slower walk then those earlier in the week as our legs were starting to feel the effects of all the walking we had done during the week.

Start: Greendale (NY 1445 0562)

Route: Greendale - Buckbarrow (245) - Glade How (246) - Cat Bields - Seatallan (247) - Middle Fell (248) - Greendale

Distance: 6 miles     Ascent: 817 metres      Time Taken: 5 hours 15 mins

Terrain: Generally easy to follow paths.

Weather: Grey and cold.

Pub Visited: The Bridge Inn, Santon Bridge    Ale Drunk: Jennings Yan Tyan Tethera

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Middle Fell

Middle Fell from Greendale.



Perched & Split Boulder

Wainwright's 'Perched and Split Boulder' on route to the summit of Buckbarrow.

Buckbarrow's summit cairn

Buckbarrow's summit cairn.

Middle Fell

Middle Fell from Buckbarrow.

Glade How

Glade How, centre of picture with Cat Bields behind, from Buckbarrow.

Glade How's summit

Glade How's well-shaped summit cairn.


Looking to Seatallan's summit from Cat Bields.

Seatallan's trig

Seatallan's summit trig with the shelter behind.


Stockdale Head, Little Gowder Crag and Haycock from Seatallan.

Scoat Fell & Red Pike

Scoat Fell and Red Pike with Scoat Tarn just visible.

Middle Fell & Greendale Tarn

Heading down Seatallan's steep slope towards Greendale Tarn and Middle Fell.


Yewbarrow with Kirkfell and Great Gable behind.


Looking across Wast Water to the Scafells.

Middle Fell's summit cairn

Middle Fell's summit cairn.

Wast Water Screes

Wast Water Screes from Middle Fell.

Tongues Gills

Tongues Gills from the path used in the descent from Middle Fell.


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