Caw from Seathwaite

Name of walk Caw from Seathwaite
Date of walk 2019-11-08

On Friday I drove to Seathwaite with Ged in order to climb up Caw, which I haven’t been up for ten years. Last time I went up from Kiln Bank, climbing straight up the fell from the south. So this would be a new route.

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We parked in the car park of the Parish Room, only £2.

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We walked back towards the Newfield Inn, taking the gate through the sheep pen on to Park Head Road.

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Looking back along Park Head Road which leads all the way to Kiln Bank.

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The way ahead.

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Once out of the woods the path has good views to the hills. Harter Fell.

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Scafell Pike, Bowfell and Crinkle Crags.

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Grey Friar.

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The back of Dow Crag and Brown Pike.

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We eventually decide to head up the fell side, carefully negotiate a six foot dry stone wall and keep scrambling up until we reach the mine road, which we will use as our route back. With hindsight, we should have used it as our way up too, but sometimes going off piste can be more interesting!

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Easy going now, as we head towards the spoil heap and old mine buildings.

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Snow on Scafell Pike!

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Tooling shed.

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Mine level.

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A bit wet after all this rain.

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View further in.

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Back in the sunshine cloud is coming over the hills.

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Our route up is just to the right of the mine level. There are a few small cairns to mark the way.

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The walk up is easier than the route we took up to the mine road!

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Soon the steepness levels off and the summit cairn comes into view on the left.

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Ta da!

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Ged looking over to Blackcombe, Buckbarrow and Whitfell.

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Panorama north. Left click to enlarge, click again to return.

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Grey Friar, the back of Dow Crag, Brown Pike and Walna Scar.

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View towards Harter Fell and the Scafells.

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Devoke Water and the sea in close up.

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Duddon Estuary.

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Devoke Water on the right.

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A closer view of Great Stickle and Stickle Pike with Blackcombe behind.

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Same again but not in close up.

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We head back down to the mine.

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Then take the miners' track back to Park Head Road.

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Where the grassy miners' track joins the stony Park Head Road.

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Looking back up to the miners' track.

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Me and my shadow heading back to Seathwaite on the Park Head Road.

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An interesting little walk!

The walk was about four miles and took about three hours. Excellent views from the summit.

Jo.

 

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