Barrow - Lake District Walk

Saturday 11th September 2010

This was a very well timed walk. On a day that was forecast for showers we managed a dry walk that began as one shower ended with the next, very heavy, shower arriving when we were sat in the pub in Braithwaite.

Start: Stoneycroft (NY 2327 2173)

Route: Stoneycroft - Rowling End (303) - High Moss - Outerside (304) - Stile End (305) - Barrow (306) - Barrow Door - Stoneycroft

Distance: 5.5 miles     Ascent: 591 metres      Time Taken: 4 hours 30 mins

Terrain: Rough scramble up Rowling End.

Weather: Breezy but dry.

Pub Visited: The Royal Oak, Braithwaite    Ale Drunk: Jennings Bitter

Route Map >>


Hindscarth & Robinson

Hindscarth and Robinson from Rowling End.

Rowling End's summit

Rowling End's summit.

Catbells & Bleaberry Fell

Catbells and Bleaberry Fell from Rowling End.


For much of the walk the tops of the higher fells, like Skiddaw and Blencathra, remained in cloud.

Causey Pike

The original intention had been to do Causey Pike but after Rowling End I didn't fancy another wet scramble so we walked around it instead.

Maiden Moor

Little Town and Maiden Moor as we leave our lunch spot on Rowling End.

Ard Crags

Ard Crags.

Stile End & Barrow

Barrow and Stile End as we start to walk around the side of Causey Pike.

Derwent Water

Derwent Water.

Stile End & Barrow

Stile End and Barrow from below Scar Crags.


Outerside our next summit.

Outerside's summit

Outerside's summit.

The Dodds

The cloud is starting to lift.

Stile End & Barrow

Our route will take us across Stile End to Barrow

Stile End

Stile End ahead.

Stile End's summit

Stile End's summit.

Barrow Door

Barrow across Barrow Door.

Barrow's summit

Barrow's summit.


The cloud has finally and very briefly cleared from the top of Skiddaw.


Bassenthwaite and Lord's Seat from Barrow. We lingered on the summit for a while enjoying a tea break and the great views before heading back to the car.


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