|Name of walk||Slight Side, Scafell and Scafell Pike|
|Date of walk||2007-05-02|
|Distance walked (miles)||9|
|Duration of walk||0 hours 0 minutes|
|Weather||Blue skies and sunshine|
|Peaks on walk||Slight Side, Scafell, Scafell Pike|
|Walked with||Janet Kendall and Poppy|
|Parking||Roadside parking Brackenclose|
On Monday Janet, Poppy and I went to Wasdale to visit Burnmoor Tarn and climb up Slight Side (2499ft), Scafell (3162ft) and Scafell Pike (3210ft). Quite an epic walk, about 9 miles of mostly awkward, rocky terrain.
A great view of Kirk Fell and Great Gable. The Gorse looks superb at this time of year.
Wast Water and Illgill Head.
Left is Scafell, right is Slight Side taken from Quagrigg Moss.
Poppy paddling, Great How behind.
We took a walk up by Hardrigg Gill which has some great waterfalls.
Fancy....Poppy in the water again!
After the Gill we headed straight up the grass slope. I spotted some rusted machinery parts on the walk up and then saw a cross on the horizon. Another plane crash memorial for two Polish WW2 airmen, complete with wreckage.
Slight Side summit.
Route to Scafell. Scafell Pike behind.
Harter Fell with Walney Island beyond.
We had lunch in the wind shelter behind the summit.
Mosedale Horseshoe from the summit of Scafell....Pillar centre.
A cleared area with a white cross (not an X). Dunno if this is for helicopters or some religious significance. Although I somewhat doubt the latter!
View to Scafell Pike, one and a quarter miles away.
Looking down Wast Water.
In order to get to Scafell Pike you have to descend 900ft down scree to Foxes Tarn and down a boulder gully.
Looking back up the route down from Foxes Tarn.
Then you have a 1000ft of climb up scree to reach Scafell Pike`s summit.
View from Mickledore out to the Isle of Man.
Boulders galore! The rocky climb up to the summit.
The summit of Scafell Pike.
View to Broadstand on Scafell.
Close up of Sty Head Tarn. Great Gable to the left
The full view. Derwent Water behind
Down to Hollow Stones looking up at Lord`s Rake on Scafell.