Yewbarrow Red Pike Scoat Steeple

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By Jandy on 29/08/22 at 3:10pm

Hills walked:
Yewbarrow (Wainwright, Birkett, Hewitt, Nuttall, HuMP, sub Marilyn, Clem, Fellranger, Synge, Sim, and Tump)
Black Crag (Synge)
Red Pike (Wasdale) (Wainwright, Birkett, Hewitt, Nuttall, Fellranger, Synge, Sim, and Tump)
Scoat Fell (Wainwright, Birkett, Hewitt, Nuttall, High Hill of Britain, Fellranger, Synge, Sim, and Tump)
Middle Scoat Fell (deleted Nuttall)
Steeple (Wainwright, Birkett, Nuttall, Fellranger, Synge, and sub Sim)
Great Scoat Fell (Synge and deleted Nuttall)
Date started:28/08/2022
Distance:14.5 km or 9.0 miles
Ascent:1081m or 3547ft
Descent:1083m or 3553ft
Start OSGB:NY167068
Time taken:8:34

Parked in the small NT carpark (donations requested) very handy for a dip in the water after the walk. A spill over car park next to it is provided by the farmer at £4 a day - in August at least... The route up Yewbarrow gains height quickly and the gets into a rocky gully. Keeping a few yards to the left avoids the steeper hands on pitches. Once out of the steep bits it is good walking for the rest of the circuit. Red Pike and Scoat are not hugely interesting summits but the precipitous cliffs to the east and surrounding mountains make for an interesting excursion. The track accurately records we wondered towards Black Crag this was solely due to inattention to navigation.. .

Morning at Wast Water

One of the Doors on Yewbarrow

The Scafells and J's arm..

A perky Great Gable peeking over the mound of Kirk Fell

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