Middle Fell, Seatallan and Buckbarrow on a Blue Sky Day

Name of walk Middle Fell, Seatallan and Buckbarrow on a Blue Sky Day
Date of walk 2010-04-12
Distance walked (miles) 7
Duration of walk 4 hours 30 minutes
Weather Blue skies and sunshine
Peaks on walk Middle Fell, Seatallan, Buckbarrow
Walked with Ged and blind Kas
Parking On the grass at Greendale.

Yesterday Ged, Kas and I went to Greendale to climb Middle Fell (1908ft), Seatallan (2266ft) and Buckbarrow (1410ft). A walk of 7 miles. The last time we did this we had mist and rain, today was superb conditions!

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We stopped off at the usual place to get a photo. Today the reflections were excellent!

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Looking over to the crags on Buckbarrow..

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The track up to Middle Fell from Greendale.

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Looking back down on Wast Water, my car and the dwellings at Greendale. One of these houses was in last weeks Westmoreland Gazette selling for over £800,000....but it is enormous and comes complete with an indoor heated pool.......I just need to win the lottery and its mine!!!!!

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Summit of Middle Fell. Yewbarrow on the left, the Scafells behind us. Another warm day!

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Looking down on Greendale Tarn and across to the slopes of Seatallan.

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Close up of Lingmell, Scafell Pike and Scafell.

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Heading for the brown path on the far left leading steeply up to Seatallan. Haycock ahead.

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We stopped on some rocks for lunch with views back to Middle Fell and Greendale tarn.

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It is then straight up, and like climbing a ladder made of grass!

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Seatallan summit cairn with Lank Rigg and Caw in the distance. On the left is the ancient tumulus which is 67ft in circumference.

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Scoat Fell and Red Pike with Scoat Tarn in the dip.

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Haycock.

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We headed for Cat Bields, Buckbarrow on the left.

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Then for Glade How summit cairn.

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Glade How summit cairn with Cat Bields behind and the way over to Seatallan on the right.

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We reach Buckbarrow and head for the crags. It is a straight drop below!

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Looking down Wast Water.

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Looking in the other direction. At the far end of the lake is a boat house and water treatment building where we will stop off on the way back.

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This time we come down the west side of Buckbarrow down to Harrow Head Farm. This is an unusual sheep fold seen on the descent, it must work like a funnel.

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The waterfalls of Gill Beck.

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We reach the road and look back up to Buckbarrow.

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Heading back to Greendale. It is very hot, must be in the 70`s!

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We parked by the Youth Hostel and took the path through the gate that leads to the shore in order to look up the whole length of the lake.

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Unlike this morning the screes are now in sunshine.

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It is a lovely walk through woodland to get to the boathouse..

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Looking across to the water treatment building.

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We walked past the boathouse and around to the shallow water behind it. There is Lund Bridge a bit further along that allows crossing over to the side to the water treatment building.

A good spot for a picnic and a swim!
The main walk took us four and a half hours. An excellent day!
Jo.
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