Devoke Water Circuit

Name of walk Devoke Water Circuit
Date of walk 2021-07-18

On Sunday my son Tom and I drove over Birker Fell to walk a circuit of Devoke Water via Seat How, Water Crag and Rough Crag. The two mile walk took us two and a quarter hours. We parked on the Birker Fell Road at about 8.30am. The spaces were full of camper vans who had parked overnight. Two of the camper vans were taking up all the parking space on one side as they had hammocks hanging between them with the occupants still asleep! We managed to squeeze in on the edge.

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One day we are just going to find a small pile of rust at this crossroads!

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We head along the track to Devoke Water. Seat How, on the left, our first fell.

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Devoke water and the boat house come into view.

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We head for the boathouse. There are overnight campers still here.

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One of the campers is swimming.

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We head up to Seat How.

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Tom on Seat How summit.

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Devoke Water from the summit.

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Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Scafell and Slight Side. Scafell Pike peeking over the top.

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Esk Pike, Bowfell and Crinkle Crags.

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Summit panorama. Left click to enlarge, click again to return. On the left is Yoadcastle and on the right Water Crag and Rough Crag, the two other fells we will walk up on our circuit.

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Tom takes my photo.

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View to Caw, and on the right, Hesk Fell.

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View back along the track to the Birker Fell road.

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Looking back to the boat house and Seat How.

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View from one of the ancient cairns.

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And another.

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We head for Water Crag.

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On the route is a small waterfall.

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Tom heading for the summit.

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The summit with Rough Crag on the right.

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Eskmeals viaduct.

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The rather faint Isle Of Man.

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Looking back to the boat house.

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Kirk Fell and Great Gable.

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We head for Rough Crag.

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Rough Crag summit.

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Brantrake Crags with Sellafield behind.

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Last view of Seat How, Yoadcastle and Devoke Water before we reach the track back to the car.

Always a good walk on a sunny day after a period of no rain, as it wasn’t at all boggy! We were home before midday. On the way home the world and his wife had parked up by the Duddon!

Jo.

 

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